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Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Not perfect.  Just better.

That is the message of continuous improvement.  

If we can condition ourselves into viewing learning, growth, improvement as a PROCESS, rather than a destination, we begin to understand that imperfection is the constant reality. 

We need not wait for perfection to 
try the next strategy, 
to launch the next project, 
to engage in the next initiative, 
to experiment with the next software package, 
to pilot a new approach toward engagement with customers/students…

Pessimists insist on perfect solutions before proceeding; that’s one way they validate the (perceived) bleakness of their current circumstances. 

Optimists take the chance, step across the threshold, hit the “start” button, all with the belief that rounding the first corner, and each subsequent one, will provide new learning that will put them that much closer to….



  1. I like this! I am not a perfectionist by any means, but I do have a tendency to become stagnant in certain situations in my life. I am too afraid of making the wrong choice. Lately I have adopted a new attitude and my life has changed drastically. I dont worry about making mistakes anymore. I live and learn and move FORWARD. Nelson Coulter I love your blog!

  2. Good to hear from you, RB. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Kind of liberating when we let ourselves live and act with some boldness, shedding the defense shields (a little, anyway), huh? Keep me posted on how your altered journey is working for you.


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