Perfect is the Enemy of Good

Valerie Cullers

As we move into the New Year, there is a lot to keep in mind. One thing that will help us all is if we can remember that “Perfect is the Enemy of Good.”

wisdom-92901_640As a recovering perfectionist, I have to keep remembering this. Whether I am cleaning my house, doing a project, or writing an article; there is a point where I must say, “It is good enough.” If I keep striving to make it perfect, I am only going to be spinning my wheels and wasting my time.

I began to learn this lesson when my oldest son was a toddler. I would clean the house, look around and think, “Everything looks so good, it is perfect.” That would last about five minutes. He would drag his toys into the living room, spread them out and begin to play. My perfect home was no more. At some point…

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2 thoughts on “Perfect is the Enemy of Good

  1. “Perfect is the Enemy of Good.”

    Well we know outside of Saviour, there is no good, however inside Saviour and Saviour in us then we are Perfect, no?

    “Since you are children of a perfect Father in heaven, you are to be perfect like him.””
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:48‬ ‭TPT‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/1849/mat.5.48.tpt

    “They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/1/rom.3.12.kjv

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