If you’re passionate about life, good probably isn’t good enough.
You don’t just want to be known as a good parent, a good employee, a good friend. You want to be great! Maybe even excellent.
Something inside of us wants to be better than good.
Some days, we’re not so great. In fact, we’ve not even good. We barely get by on average and we hope no one will notice when we really screw up.
I was thinking about this dilemma the other day – not being good enough – in the context of writing.
Some of us want to be great writers. But great writing takes time. It takes talent. It takes discipline and determination.
The truth is, we can’t be great at everything. And while I’m far from a perfectionist, some days I just don’t want to settle for good. Which means I have to make some choices.
Enter the dreaded zero sum game. Time is finite. Which means the more I strive to excel in one area, the more I neglect another.
Do you ever find that good just isn’t good enough?