Good enough and better

When doing something new or something that you aren’t familiar with it’s easy to get caught in the anxiety loop of not being good enough.

‘I don’t want to lead this project because I’m not good enough’ or ‘I don’t want to contribute my idea because it won’t be good enough.’

But the irony is nobody is good enough out the gate. The trick is to focus on yourself, on being better than you were last year or even just yesterday.

And then bit by bit you’ll get better and better. And that will always be good enough.

Unexpected ideal circumstances

It’s much easier to tell yourself a story about the worst case scenario.

‘Of course this won’t work out…’

But even in those cases we often have this picture in our mind of how we want things to really turn out. We’re just too scared to believe in the possibility of something good happening for us.

As life would have it, sometimes good things do happen. It’s not as rare as our minds will have us believe.

 

 

A bad version of a good thing

Arizona Birkenstocks are a classic sandal, there is no doubt about it. They’re ergonomic footwear designed to mould to the shape of your foot over time.

There around  £60 which is not particularly expensive for a good quality pair of sandals. However, when there are similar versions for a quarter of the price it can be tempting to go for the cheaper version.

But the thing about the cheaper version is that it has a few things missing. There’s PVC/PU instead of leather, they’re not as comfortable and they show signs of wear much sooner.

They’re a bad version of a good thing.

That’s the sacrifice you make when you’re constantly looking for the cheaper option.