One Percent More: Embracing Progress Over Perfection

This entry was posted on Oct 4, 2012 by Crystal Griffiths.

One Percent More

One of my favorite things about life is that we all get a chance, once a day, to start over.

The morning comes bearing gifts of renewal, redemption and a chance to start all over again. The fresh dew on the spring leaves glimmers as the sun is just starting to poke her head out from the horizon and imbue each morning with the promise of revival. Moments like these remind me that life goes on.

And not only does life go on, but this very morning you have a chance to make a new decision about HOW it goes. I know I don’t get it perfect; I mess up every day. I try to kick sugar and I fail 20 times a week. But I try and try again. And each day I am closer to my result.

The same thing goes for goals, achieving dreams and the quality of your life. You may not have gotten it perfect in the past, but perfection is never what we can really achieve—only progress. When you stop trying to be perfect and embrace progress OVER perfection you free yourself to live a life on your terms. We, my friend, are human beings, and by our very nature are not perfect.

But what we can do is welcome the promise of the morning, of each new day that reminds us that we can try again and today get it one percent more right. We can be one percent more on our own side, we can love ourselves one percent more and we can come one percent closer to our dreams.

You and I don’t need to get it all done today, because we can’t. But we can achieve one percent more than we did yesterday. We can forgive ourselves one percent more than we did yesterday. We can show up for our loved ones more than we did yesterday.

The promise of the morning inspires me every day. Today, I am to do one percent better than I did yesterday. Day by day, slowly but surely, these small incremental changes will bring about MASSIVE change in our lives.

Embrace the promise of renewal each morning, and for today, don’t try to be perfect, just be one percent better than you were yesterday.

Let’s get there, together, one day at a time.

About Crystal Griffiths
Crystal Griffiths was the Marketing Director for Hugger Mugger Yoga Products from 2007 - 2016. Her personal blog is “I live life by balancing what I want with an honest appreciation for what I already have. Living outside the realm of what's normally considered acceptable or appropriate”................

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