“IF I CAN’T MAKE IT PERFECT,IS IT OKAY IF I TRY TO MAKE IT BETTER?”

When a project doesn’t come out precisely the way we hoped, when customer service isn’t 100%, when the reality doesn’t match the dream, then what?

One option is to embrace your failure. To have your tantrum, become bereft, and wallow in how unfair the world is. There is no sense in messing up a perfect moment of imperfection.

The other option is to put some effort into making an imperfect situation a little less imperfect. With some distance, it might even be less imperfect or even better than you were hoping for in the first place.

Imperfect is a chance for contribution, connection, and improvisation. It’s a chance to see the humanity behind the moment you spent so much energy creating.

The alternative to “perfect” might be “better”.

“There is no light without shadow and no psychic wholeness without imperfection.

To round itself out, life calls not for perfection but for completeness, and for this, the “thorn in the flesh” is needed, the suffering of defects without which there is no progress and no ascent. ” ~ Carl Jung

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