March 11, 2012
Good enough is sometimes perfect. It encourages me to try something new. It helps me create a very personal experience. Most of all, good enough lets me view my effort through the wisdom of my spirit rather than tortuous criteria my left brain can create.
Childhood gives us many empowering tools. One we tend to leave behind is the urge to try something new simply because it’s there. Testing ourselves has transformed into doing our best. Curiosity has been dampened by the need to shine in adult expectations. Embracing an attitude of good enough takes the pressure off.
Knowing good enough is a worthy yardstick of accomplish, we can pick up a golf club, a paint brush, or the newest technology knowing we are only going to take it as far as it feels good for us. That changes everything. If picking up a paint brush implies I should strive to reach for a place called talented, I don’t have a chance to explore my own relationship and expression with color and texture. Good enough allows me to stop anywhere along the way and celebrate reaching my personal destination. It assures each person’s adventure is unique
Urging me to try something new, encouraging me to stop anywhere along the way, good enough is surely a friend of the best kind. It's also a call to my personal spirit. My mind is inclined to compare my work to others, it needs to see results, and it questions if my time is being well-spent. My spirit is always for me. It celebrates any path that makes me smile, lose track of time, and honors my inner wisdom. There is no ultimate, no perfect.
Notes along the way… Jeanne McElvaney