A Little Happier: I May Not Be the Best, But I’m Probably Not the Worst.

This conversation I had with my husband, during the first year we were married, is something I recall often.

I don’t want to settle for mediocrity, but it’s comforting to remember that — well, I may not the best at something, but I’m probably not the worst.

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  • Kathi

    I think you’re doing great with the podcast! Just discovered it and could immediately relate to what you said. I have a postcard on one of the walls in my apartment that says something like “Not perfect is good, too” (this is the translated version from my language, German, but it is roughly that I think). That reminds me that in a lot of situations, doing something well instead of doing it perfectly is totally fine and takes some pressure off.

    • gametime2210

      LOVE the “Not perfect is good too”. I’ve heard the sentiment several times, but something about this particular phrasing really hits home with me. Thanks.

      • I agree. There are no limits to perfection. Good enough is good too.

  • Mimi Gregor

    This was really helpful. I constantly seem to berate myself for not living up to my own expectations — by which I mean perfection. I need to keep reminding myself that I may not be the best (fill in the blank), but I am most certainly not the worst. Good is good enough, and it serves no purpose to make myself unhappy because I cannot achieve an unachievable (at least, for me) standard. Thanks for this.