That thing doesn’t exist.
Nothing is perfect. Absolutely nothing. (Yes, even I have to take a bow out on this one. Dammit.)
Perfection is just this idealistic illusion. Think of it as that mirage in the desert that is always just out of reach, no matter how hard you struggle to get to it.
If a quest for perfection is what you are aiming for, I’m telling you right now you’re going to die one unhappy SOB.
Try to get everything perfect and you will have a long, fruitless, bitter existence, eternally searching for the ghost of a dream.
So I hope we have that settled. Perfection = dead end.
THIS IS WHAT IT’S REALLY ABOUT
Now, here is where it gets interesting.
Being AWESOME, on the other hand, is different.
Awesomeness, unlike perfection, is totally achievable.
You see, awesomeness, is all about doing that one step extra every day.
Something that makes you better than you were yesterday.
It doesn’t have to be a huge leap (though it can if you are so inclined). Even if it is simply one step forward, it’s progress.
And constant progress is fulfillment.
Because there is no such thing as the status quo.
You can never really sit on the fence and hope for the best.
You are either moving forward…or sliding backwards if you are not.
THIS IS FOR THE ONES WHO DISAGREE
Sure, I can already hear those of you who beg to differ.
The fence sitters, the line toers, the fraidy cats who are afraid of rocking the boat.
Here’s the deal.
If you think you are the Master of Balance, I suggest you apply for a position with the Flying Walendas. It’s just about the only place that will work for those who just want to play it safe and have everything just right.
For those who actually want to get somewhere, just stop even thinking of putting yourself inside this hopeless quest of perfection. Once you get caught up in the wheel, even the idea of perfection can be so daunting that most will be afraid to even start accomplishing.
Who the hell want to go on a journey without a destination?
Seriously, just thinking about a goal so far away on your horizon that you cannot even see it, will scare the crap out of anybody.
IF YOU’RE STILL READING…THIS IS FOR YOU
Awesome, on the other hand, is a measure, of YOU.
The quest for awesome is something you can start today. Hell, it is something you can start right now, as you sit there reading this.
Answer this little question!
What is the ONE thing – ONE THING – you can do today that will bring you a little step forward?
It could be anything.
It could be the one phone call you have been putting off for a long time.
That conversation you need to have, or the meeting you have been intending to do.
Getting your ass into a gym and signing up for a change in your life.
The apology you know you should make, but your pride won’t allow you to.
That decision to get rid of the ball and chain that you have been dragging around in your life for so long, so you can start afresh.
Or that leap of faith you have been putting off forever – because fear told you so!
It could be anything at all.
Whatever it is – just get it done.
WHY ARE YOU STILL SITTING THERE?
Did I say get it done?
I meant get it done right now. Don’t even think about it. Just f*cking do it.
And every single day from today, you will take that one step forward.
Just one. It’s still 365 steps a year.
That, my friends, is the doable way to ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!
One step at a time. Every time.
Now go forth and ROCK!!