I like to think of myself as a perfectionist. However, lately I've found myself being crippled by this need for perfection. Especially where my blogging is concerned (if you've ever spent hours on a post only to scrap it because you didn't think it was perfect can I hear an Amen?! If your're struggling to stick to your Instagram theme let me here you say preach!). Let's face it, the competition in the blogging world is stiff. There are so many people with great fashion sense, umpteen followers, perfect pictures and to die for content that it's easy to feel that we just can't measure up. I've touched on having these feelings before in my Not All That Glitters Is Gold post but today I want to take it a step further. I want to talk about not letting perfection be an enemy of good.
Wanting to achieve the best is great. In fact I encourage it. But is perfection possible? I mean what is perfection exactly? Especially in this industry that lacks a step-by-step manual? If you ask me, perfection is more like that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that no one has found yet. And rather than enjoying the marvel of the rainbow in all it's glory we're all too busy scampering to try and get to the non-existent pot of gold at the end.
"If you ask me perfection is more like that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that no one has found yet."
What I'm trying to say is this. The hunt for perfection shouldn't cripple you to the point where you don't put yourself out there. This applies to all aspects of your life whether it be your career, your personal life or sharing on the good ol' internet like I'm doing now. Just accept good. What's important is doing your best.
Sure, saying that you're a perfectionist sounds good on the ol' CV but good can also be good enough. Instead of pushing ourselves to these impossible standards that we set for ourselves and getting all bent out of shape when we don't (because lets face it perfection is a unicorn. no one has seen one), let's just be happy with doing our best. Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. Confucius said that and that chap knew what he was on about so if he said it then it's pretty much gospel.
"Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without."
So my little diamonds, let's all be happy with doing our best and knowing that yes there is always room for improvement but there's also joy in the journey and recognising how far we've come. Take it from the girl who just spent two hours editing this set of pictures twice and is still not completely happy. I'm getting much more joy from sharing these good pictures and this post with you guys than sitting at my computer for hours on end trying to make them perfect. So what if I think the edit on them is not completely consistent? They look bomb as fuck and I had fun shooting them! Take that perfection! We good over here.