Sometimes we get so wrapped up in what we cannot yet do, that we forget to do what we can.
We would prefer to skip the painful apprenticeship of our craft. We want to go straight from beginner to pretty damn good without having to first suffer through the awkwardness of not being quite good enough.
Perfect is overrated
The idea of perfect is an illusion–a mirage that continually retreats further into the distance no matter how far we have already traveled down the path. Perfection is not something attainable, but we always have the opportunity to improve on yesterday. We need to give ourselves permission to make mistakes along the way. As Steinbeck states, now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good… and good, is good enough.