Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. The twenty minute walk you take is so much better for you than the three mile run you never do.

Gretchen Rubin, author of THE HAPPINESS PROJECT and HAPPIER AT HOME.

I get daily emails from Rubin and when I read this quote a week or two ago in her newsletter, a flashing, LED light bulb went off in my head!  DUH! I do this to myself ALL. THE. TIME.  I can’t start this job because I won’t get it finished today. I want to get on the treadmill, but don’t because I don’t want to run and get sweaty before I have to go somewhere.  We can always find excuses for anything, but if we take the perfect out of it, and just do as much as we can, it is better than not doing it at all.

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  1. bermudaonion on April 8, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    That is so true and, for some reason, I think women are worse about this than men are. We're too hard on ourselves.

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