Blog: Chasing Perfection

From Elaina: “Perfection is the enemy of good.” I’ve been thinking of this quote lately. I recently got a 2 month free subscription to Sirius XM. So many stations!! I am a child of the late 80s/early 90s. This was the era of the beginnings of rap and hip hop, the time of rock hair band, the birth of new wave. I have so much nostalgia wrapped up in all that music! Imagine having a separate station for each of those genres! It should be a dream! What I’ve noticed though, is that I can’t relax and enjoy it. A song comes on and I immediately start smiling and singing only to find myself wondering what’s on the other stations. I love the song that’s on, but what if I am missing a better song?

How often do we do this in our life? These days of everything at our fingertips can have us chasing perfection. Like a shirt in the store? Get online and make sure the price is the best. I wonder if I can get it in another shade of red? Granted there is something to be said for getting exactly what you want, but honestly, too many choices can be paralyzing! I am notorious for second guessing myself. I once made my entire family go to EVERY SINGLE store in the mall in a quest for sunglasses that I would like best. We were all exhausted and cranky and I ended up buying a $5 pair outside of the mall.

Why do we do this to ourselves? Why can’t we relax and enjoy the moment without wondering what we are missing? I vow to try to enjoy the moment. To try to listen to that song and get lost in the memories. To allow myself to enjoy what’s in front of me instead of constantly looking around for what could be better. Who wants to join me?

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