Seth Godin: The Road to Imperfection

Posted Friday, December 16th, 2016. Filed Under Corporate - Tips/Tools Blog | Leave a Comment

The road to imperfection
If you need to be perfect, it’s hard to press the ‘ship it’ button. Difficult to hire someone who makes things happen (because you’ll be responsible for what happens). Frightening to put yourself into a position where you’re expected to introduce new work.

The only way is forward. Forward moves us from what we have now (perfect, or at least we’re no longer living in fear of what’s not right) to a world filled with nothing but imperfect.

If you want motion, the only way is through. We get to the work we seek by passing through imperfection.

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The most surprising thing I’ve learned about myself

Posted Thursday, October 18th, 2012. Filed Under My Daily Dose | Leave a Comment

What’s the most surprising thing you’ve learned about yourself?

Here are some answers from the November 2012 issue of the Oprah magazine. I really enjoyed some of the responses (p. 22).

Dwayna Haley from Marietta, Georgia says, “That I am not the titles I wear. To outsiders I am a wife, mother, sister, best friend, and business executive, but at one point, the responsibility that comes along with these roles took over my life. I had no idea what I was really feeling besides overwhelmed. I’ve now learned that I need to take care of myself in order to care for everyone else.”

Julia Hammonds from Flagstaff, Arizona says, “The nothing is perfect, not even me, and that’s something to celebrate. I used to think that if I followed the rules and stayed quiet, my life would run in a straight line. But it doesn’t work that way. I’ve faced detours and dirt roads, and to my surprise, those moments have brought out the best in me.”

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