On a matter of basic human nature, we are forever in a quest looking for the best version of life. The ‘Perfect Fit’, is a dream and a goal. It’s what we aim to achieve. The perfect job, the perfect partner, the perfect house and the perfect image of what life, is supposed to look like.
Cinderella became a princess because the glass slipper fit. Find the perfect shoe and you’ll have a good life. That’s one way to look at it but most of us fall short of such a goal due to our expectations or lack of. And maybe that’s a good thing, because while we may aim for perfection, we sometimes miss out on a few basic yet essential aspects of life.
Perfection isn’t the end game nor is it the means to an end. It is just an ideal in our heads and the source of our determination. Thus when you fall short of that ideal, you can either plummet in a free fall or brace yourself. While you may not have got the perfect image or the perfect job, you still have your identity and a set of skills, which will prevent you from plummeting.
So you may not have achieved perfection but you have worked hard enough to make a space in the world and call it your own. It may not necessarily be the lifestyle you wished for but it is more than comfortable. And why so? Because it’s the result of those line of choices, streaming from endless self-conflicting debates, logical analysis and compromise. Further, compromise isn’t a bad thing at all. It is not the ‘safe choice’ or the ‘cowardly one’. You’re not “settling” but rather you are displaying the courage to make a decision, which will make the climb to success a little steeper.
You may not have found your glass slipper yet and maybe you never will, but what’s to stop you from doing the job in a good ole pair of sneakers? So ask yourself this,
Do you want to walk a mile in the perfect shoes or the right ones?