Chasing Perfection

The other night I stayed up until 1:00 AM watching the last episode of ‘The Sandman’, followed by a mixture of NFL football, international soccer, and two movies I’ve already seen several times each, ‘Wedding Crashers’ and ‘The Last Samurai’.

Most nights I get into bed by 10:00 PM or earlier, and end with reading paper book.

But some nights, about 1 or 2 times per month on average, I ‘indulge’ in some late night television.

So you see, even though I’m a highly disciplined health coach with a specific bedtime routine, I don’t execute that routine 100% of the time.

Or, it would be more correct to say that the occasional late night is an important and acceptable part of my routine.

It’s important not to aim for some mythical version of perfection.

Here’s the myth bust:

The moment you long for some version of perfection which you do not yet have is the moment you forget the reality that you are perfect, right now.

If you want to improve your habits, or anything else, that’s fantastic.

But doing so won’t make you perfect, because you already are.

Chasing perfection is simply chasing your own tail.

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