|Horizon, Gulf of Mexico, December 2007|
There are other ideas or beliefs we hold that may not be as useful. They guide our decisions in life and may be limiting us in some way. Much of what I write on this blog is aimed at looking at things from a different perspective.... or at least considering that there may be more than one way to look at something. During the last several weeks, I've had various conversations with different people about perfection in different areas of their lives. So that seems an appropriate topic this month.
What is it to be perfect? It is defined in the dictionary as conforming absolutely to an ideal type. It also says entirely without flaws, defects or shortcomings.
What my job required me to do was use zero as the starting point and only add to it what the taxpayer could actually verify.
A Simpler way to look at it is the analogy of the glass being half full or the glass being half empty. One can either choose to see themselves as "half-full" by acknowledging all that they are or "half-empty" compared to some perfect ideal.
**Important point here - you are in the SAME place no matter which way you decide to look at it. The only thing that changes is your rule.... or your perspective and your state of mind.