In our dreams and aspirations, we tend to focus on achieving something close to perfection — an unblemished record, a perfect physique, a rigorous diet free of cheat meals and hiccups.
But perfection cannot be achieved in the real world. Our ideals are like cardinal directions in that we can orient ourselves by them, we can chase them, but we can never reach them any more than we can reach East or West, or Up or Down.
Anything worth doing is usually worth doing imperfectly.
Set yourself up for success by giving yourself a little wiggle room to fall short of your crazy expectations, and rather than focusing on the things you didn’t accomplish, focus instead on everything that you did.
Good is often good enough, and enough good days stacked up can create some great things for you.
See you on the mats!