Have no fear of perfection—you’ll never reach it.


At first, Dali’s words struck me as incredibly sad. How dismal life would be if we never thought that we had a glimmer of hope of achieving perfection. The more I thought about his words, though, the more liberating they became to me. The reality is that we can’t reach perfection. We can only do the best we can, and that is enough.

Once we give up trying to do things perfectly, we can enjoy doing them. And even though we may not be able to do things perfectly, we can do them better—much better—than we’re doing them now.

We can get better results, we can help more people, and we can lead a more productive and successful life. That is what this book ...

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