Being a perfectionist sucks (Day #17)

Matsakatsu Agatsu (The true victory, is victory over one’s self)

Everything I did, had to be perfect.

The combination of both become the power that drove my new philosophy.

It wasn’t about making it perfect on one try. It was about creating perfection, one “good enough” moment after the other, ad infinitum.

Aikido has shown me so much about life that I will never be able to repay my friend for introducing me to the art.

Perfection didn’t exist

Aikido taught me, patient. It taught me humility. It taught me friendship. I would lie if I said it doesn’t teach me something important every day.

Your “mistake,” your “sloppiness,” will forgive you.

I still strive for Quality every time I can, but I’ve also learned to let go of my perfectionism.

Don’t try to be perfect, be constant.

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Chief Editor at The Aleph Report (@thealeph_report), CEO at Press42.com, Cofounder & associated editor @tech_eu, former editor @KernelMag.

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Alex Barrera

Alex Barrera

Chief Editor at The Aleph Report (@thealeph_report), CEO at Press42.com, Cofounder & associated editor @tech_eu, former editor @KernelMag.