Perfect People Need Not Read This

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I will assume if you are reading this, that you like myself are flawed.  I personally have imperfection down to an art form. But the good news is that means we can improve.

Helmut Schmidt, the former West German Chancellor put it well when he remarked, “The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.”  Most of us have loads of potential, and with opportunity and encouragement, growth is not only possible, but probable.  If I did not believe this I would be neither a teacher or minister.  My entire professional life is based on encouraging others to do better, to grow, and to come one step closer to “perfection.”  Okay, I did have the one school prefect that reversed the letters on her badge to read “PERFECT,” but most are still making their way there.

It is our failures and setbacks in life that show us the way.  If we were convinced of our perfection then we would have no motivation to try new things, or to face challenges. After all, it you are perfect, nothing would ever be a challenge. Right? Benjamin Franklin put it thus, “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”

So flawed individual, how shall we proceed today?  May I suggest taking on one small challenge.  If we master it, grand.  If not, use it as the measuring rod of what to achieve next.


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