Strive for Progress not Perfection

Strive for Progress not Perfection

We all have something we envision as perfection in our minds. Whether that's the perfect body, perfect health, or a perfect significant other, it's natural to have something to fantasize about as being the absolute ultimate. But regardless of what sort of goal we're talking about, perfection isn't necessarily something you can achieve because the goalposts keep moving. That's why it's better to strive for progress, not perfection.


Of course, striving for progress over perfection doesn't mean you shouldn't set lofty goals. Even when it comes to relationships and significant others, you should strive for progress in the way you communicate, etc. In fact, it's the imperfections in each of us that make us individuals. Perfection in people simply doesn't exist, and we should all be happy it doesn't.


With health and body goals, you should definitely strive for progress, not perfection, but it's not necessarily bad to visualize what you think of as perfection. Visualization is one of the strongest inspirational tools we have, but striving for that level of perfection is useless. Mostly because even if you get close to that goal, you'll reset what you think perfection is. Progress should always be at the top of your priority list.

Set BIG Goals-That are Realistic!

Are we saying that you shouldn't set big goals? Absolutely not. The reality is that you should set the biggest goals you can think of, but temper those ambitions with reality so they're achievable. If you set your goals to end up as never-ending dreams, you'll ultimately fail, so you need them to be realistic if you're going to accomplish them.

And don't worry, setting realistic goals isn't selling yourself short by any means. Just the opposite, in fact. This way, when you accomplish a goal, you'll have set yourself up for a whole new level of motivation for your next goal, and that momentum can keep building.

Remember, strive for progress, not perfection. Perfection itself doesn't exist, so it makes no sense to work toward it, or you'll always end up disappointed. Instead of striving for something that isn't achievable, set goals that make you better than you were yesterday or better than you are today.

Don't just dream, but instead strive for progress, improvement, and excellence, which are all rooted in reality. Remember that, and work your hardest to achieve your own reality. Set your goal, do the work, and the end result will be success.

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