I heard from many people this statement that I love perfection or I am a perfectionist. People says that they complete every task they do with complete perfection. Often one may have noticed that one can reach 80 to 90% of perfection with 50 to 60% of efforts and last 10 to 20% of perfection needs a lot of time and efforts to reach. At times it creates lot of stress to reach the last stage of perfection.
When we run behind the perfection, often it creates stress and we start missing the joy of doing something and performing. But other way round if we enjoy whatever we are doing and keep improving it with joy, very soon we may reach to perfection. State of happiness or joyfulness in whatever you do make you better and raise your interest in improvement rather than forcing you to do something which creates pressure on your life.
A visionary said, When we are joyful, we do not look for perfection. If you are looking for perfection then you are not at the source of joy. Joy is the realisation that there is no vacation from wisdom. The world appears imperfect on the surface but underneath, all is perfect. Perfection hides ; imperfection shows off. The wise will not dwell on the surface but will probe in to the depths. The things you see are not blurred; it is your vision that is blurred. Infinite actions exist in the wholeness of consciousness, and yet consciousness remain perfect, untouched.
Author Iddo Landau has written a book titled Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World. Landau argues that people misunderstand what a meaningful life truly is. Some people have a tendency to fall into despair. They observe the vastness of the universe and conclude that their lives are inconsequential. Others compare their lives to famous people and figure they failed to achieve much. The mistake people make, according to Landau, is that a meaningful life need not be a perfect life. People fail to see the value in an ordinary life.
We should not beat ourselves up for failing to attain lofty goals. Rather, we should celebrate the “value of an ordinary life well lived. In the same way you don’t have to become a monk or nun to be a good Christian, you don’t have to be a Shakespeare or Rockefeller to lead a good life. Perfect implies 100% success, every time. And life just doesn’t work that way. You’re going to make mistakes and you’re going to suffer setbacks. You are going to find yourself “falling down” or sometimes having to make sacrifices in certain areas of your life.
Whatever gives you joy is a powerful sign showing you what you need to have MORE of in your life in order to be truly happy and fulfilled. So get clear on what experiences give you joy, and look for ways to add more of it into your personal and professional life — and you will be a lot happier and also your performance and outcome will be much better when you will have joy around you.
So while you would like to reach perfection, enjoy the journey and enjoy your work. Be conscious that when you do something joyfully it becomes better every day and you accomplish better every day, whether it is life or profession. Enjoy the journey and enjoy the better-ness over bitterness of stress.