Gretchen Rubin

Story: Excellence Sometimes Requires Mediocrity.

This week's video story: Sometimes excellence requires mediocrity.

 

You can read about this incident, when Nixon repeated a remark that Eisenhower had made to him, "A true executive can sign a poor letter without changing it," in Richard Reeves's book, President Nixon: Alone in the White House.

How about you? Do you sometimes find that, in order to achieve excellence, you sometimes have to allow yourself to let go of the desire to make everything perfect? This is much, much more difficult than it sounds, in my experience.

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