Whenever I have to be particularly introspective when it comes to this whole recovering perfectionist thing…or I should call it the perfectionist thing, since I’ve done some back sliding (obviously), I come back to this quote. I know that the words “good enough” do not even compute for me. It’s hard for me to know when I am letting something go–a project, a writing piece, anything–for good and healthy reasons or due to fear: if I can’t do this perfectly, maybe I shouldn’t deal with it at all.
So, this, if you take J.K. Rowling’s wisdom from a commencement speech she gave to Harvard students (I love that she chose to speak purposefully about failure to a group of people who are high-achievers…the lady has wisdom).The way she delivers this truth makes me understand the great tragedy that can take place when fear and perfectionism and vulnerability create this cocktail, the great tragedy of living cautiously in this world, with the lives God asks us to be good stewards of for Him.
This way of living? It’s not His desire for us. And it doesn’t work. As good ole Jo clearly states (love her).
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