Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good

I found a quote today that really resonated with me. It’s from Brené Brown’s book “Daring Greatly”. I’ll just let the quote speak for itself:

“I remind myself, “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” (Cribbed from Voltaire.) A twenty-minute walk that I do is better than the four-mile run that I don’t do. The imperfect book that gets published is better than the perfect book that never leaves my computer. The dinner party of take-out Chinese food is better than the elegant dinner that I never host.”

Maybe you needed to hear that today, too.

And if you’d like to explore this idea further, here are a few articles that think along the same lines.

Be kind to yourself! I’ll do the same.


Author: Iris

Iris' coaching helps women simplify their daily lives so feel focused and at ease. Her work is inspired by minimalism, habit work, and the psychological knowledge she gained during her BA in Psychology. Her laser-sharp listening skills coupled with her warmth make sure you feel seen as you decipher overwhelm and turn it into clarity. Clients report her sessions leave them feeling inspired, appreciated and "realistically invincible".