Most of you know I’m a health conscious person who values physical and mental fitness. I was discussing training schedules with a physical trainer friend of mine, and she asked how I had modified my training regimen after suffering a heart attack and devastating shoulder injury nine years ago.
As I shared the details of my surgeries and subsequent lifestyle changes our discussion turned to when “good enough is not good enough” – situations for which perfection is the objective.
The greatest payoff of striving for perfection is that even if you don’t achieve it, you accomplish more than when you set the goal lower.
Accomplishing more rewards you with an enhanced sense of satisfaction and personal mastery.
Unfortunately, from time to time you may be tempted to settle for ‘good enough.’
Settling for ‘good enough’ is a dangerous, self-defeating habit to establish because it blocks you from reaching your potential.
In this video, you’ll be challenged to:
- Identify the areas of your life that deserve perfection-based efforts
- Evaluate your current efforts toward reaching your goals
- Visualize how you can enrich life with perfection as the target
What areas of your life deserve an increased effort beyond ‘good enough?’
Remember, you accomplish more and feel better about yourself when you set your goals higher AND remain flexible enough to accept the ensuing results.
If you know of others who would benefit by setting higher goals for themselves, please pass this letter and video along to them.
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