April 7, 2013

In thoroughness is satisfaction

I've been thinking a lot lately about the balance between perfectionism and laziness. The statement that perfect is the enemy of good. (or as Ms. Regina puts it: good is better than perfect). And the statement that anything worth doing is worth doing well.

I've spent a lot of my life trying to figure out this balance. Trying to do enough things to make life worthwhile while trying to limit the amount of things I am doing in order to avoid a frantic, frenzied and frenetic pace.

So then I was watching this inspirational video by F. Enzio Busche. 
Lots of these statements have been my favorite at one point or another. But today, my favorite is this: 

Be not so much concerned about what you do, but do what you do with all your heart, might, and strength. 
In thoroughness is satisfaction.

Maybe the answer is simply to pick the things that are important, that are worth heart, might, and strength, and then do them thoroughly. Not perfectly. Not feverishly. Just thoroughly

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