Monday Mindset: It’ll Never Be Good Enough — And That’s Great
Quick perspective for you today:
Imagine you’re an MLB pitcher with a 90 MPH fastball. By all accounts, that’s an amazing feat of athleticism, and yet in the MLB it’s pretty average.
You’ve spent your whole life working on that pitch. Decades, even, devoted to improving your average speed by tiny amounts over time. Even gaining .1 MPH on average to your fastball is a huge win.
Your fastball will never be fast enough. Ever. No matter how fast it gets, you’ll always be looking for ways to make it faster, more accurate, more efficient.
It’s a process, not a product.
A process of refinement. Of constantly sharpening the edge.
Finding a rough area that needs a lot of improvement should be exciting. It means you can knock a chunk off in one fell swoop and make a giant leap forward, rather than labor at the razor’s edge with very little to show for your efforts.
You welcome critique, because criticism is a critical eye applied with care and investment into your development.
And over time, your fastball gets faster.
And at the same time, it’s never good enough– which is actually pretty great. Because only when it’s never good enough does it always have room to get better.