Perfect, Good, and Getting Better
I recently posted about my frustrations regarding my Hebrew reading skills, how my shortcomings were thrown into sharp relief because of the group of guys I pray with, and how it frustrated me even as I realized I am improving.
In the spirit of this month of forgiveness, I decided that today, I’m going to forgive myself and give myself the room to grow.
I recently read a quote by someone (I can’t remember who. If it was you, please comment below!) that was a nice variation of the popular
“Don’t let ‘perfect’ be the enemy of ‘good’ “
It went something like this:
“Don’t let the fact that you aren’t ‘good’ yet (in fact, you might really stink) blind you from the reality that you are getting better. Sometimes, that’s even better than magically being ‘good’ because it means you are becoming ‘good’.