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….