Thursday, January 13, 2005

Perfection The Un-Live-Able Goal

When we have a thought or idea that we want to do or get across to
other people, we have to communicate to other people. Many people
do not get past this stage of wanting to, for they decide that they
will wait until everything is perfect before they tell anyone or do anything.

I have heard people say that they'll start when they have more
money, time, learn more, practice more, when the kids are older,
etc, etc, etc. The challenge with this is there is no perfect time.
The best time to get started is now.
Yes, you may need to be selective at first with whom you talk to
as there are negative people out there who may try to stop you or
shut you down. Yet, I have found that most people shut themselves
down by their fears and need to have everything just so.

I was talking to this lady who wanted to go on a job interview.
She had spoken to her sister about the interview. Her sister replied,
'make sure you do the interview perfect, because in this city people
know each other and if you blow it, you can kiss your career goodbye'.

WOW, no pressure there. Going into an interview with that in your
mind is a good way to blow it. You will probably be terrified, which
can cause the mistakes you are trying to prevent.

I have heard things like this before, yet most people are not sitting
there just waiting to crush other people who come in. I have found that
most people are kind, generous and helpful. What you need is
encouragement and just to do your best. The world does not end with a bad interview.

Reality is much brighter when you look at the most successful people
out there. They repeatedly said that they failed there way to the top,
that they learned by their mistakes and went on. There are millionaires
that lost everything, brushed themselves off and then created more millions.
They talked to people and connected with them. You can't succeed by being
a hermit.

We are not born with all knowledge on all things. We are not robots,
calculating our every move. We are human beings that learn by what
we do. We discover by how we interact. We learn when we communicate
our thoughts and ideas.

Are there nay sayers out there? Yes, run from them. Find the ones who
are looking forward to hearing from you and wish to encourage you.

I remember this one day I was sitting in the car, waiting for my partner
while he ran into the store. The following just flowed out onto the paper.

About Perfection

It is in the trying and being that makes us human. It is the journey not
the end that tells us who we are and what we are made of. Perfection
is not a means, it leaves no room for variation, creativity and
understanding of the process. It is through the trial and error that we
gain knowledge and wisdom.
We remember and learn more through our mistakes than by what we
do perfect. For if everything were perfect, done perfect, there would be
no journey, no life, no adventure, ...only an end.

If you have any questions, send me an email.

All the best!
Maria Boomhower
The Master Communicator


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