“At its root, perfectionism isn’t really about a deep love of being meticulous. It’s about FEAR. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of disappointing others. Fear of failure. Fear of success.”
And there’s nothing wrong with striving for perfection in our lives. In fact, it’s quite admirable. However, it’s also important to distinguish between what’s attainable and what is not. More importantly, though, we should refrain from burdening ourselves with unrealistic expectations—which oftentimes results in failure.
Let’s take a look at striving for perfection through a more holistic approach:
I truly believe there’s a special place for perfect people. Having said that, I also believe it’s not on this earth.
Primarily because . . .
Do you agree with this truism?
I certainly do.
In fact, as I’ve witnessed it in action throughout my life, and, having observed it through the experiences of others, I find that the older I become, the more relevant it seems . . . to which I often refer to it as:
‘The Law of Extremes.’
What say you?
“LIMITATIONS live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become LIMITLESS.”
We so frequently think of the Black community as suffering from lack of everything: money, self esteem, dreams for the future, that it is good to be reminded that some folk had a different possibility. Martha’s Vineyard offered the community another view of the world. These are serious folk with serious ideas for the future. They are not just sitting on the dock of the bay, as it were. Kevin Parham joins the group of young middle class writers who are flying on the wings of their future while holding tightly to their roots. The Vineyard We Knew is a totally wonderful look at a community that has been much too silent about its contribution and possibilities.
“You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile.”
It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.