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Perfectionist vs. Good Enoughist

Old 06-08-2019, 08:50 AM
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As some of you might have guessed, I’m working on those darn puppies and, although I’ve come a long way, parts are still giving me fits but I’m getting through it. I mentioned something to my daughter and she lovingly said “Well, if you weren’t such a perfectionist…” Huh? Whaaat??? Then she pointed out that every meal I make is perfect (I don’t see it), every small appliance on my counter is perfectly aligned. Every candle has a perfectly trimmed ¼” wick, blah, blah, blah. I don’t set out to do that, it just happens.

So I was wondering, when it comes to quilting, how many of you are perfectionists and how many of you are good-enoughists?
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:53 AM
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I do my best in whatever I am doing. Are my results always perfect, heck no!
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:54 AM
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Perfectly said, Tartan.
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:59 AM
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Definitely a 'good-enoughist. Mmy motto is "Done is better than perfect".
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:59 AM
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I'm a kinda sorta person. That's just what I am. Always have been. If something looks kinda sorta ok, that's good enough for me. Although I do seem to fuss around when I want something exactly like I want it.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:07 AM
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Even perfectionists can't achieve perfection, so why go crazy trying?
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:24 AM
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I'm not a perfectionist because it's not achievable, no matter how much I try.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:38 AM
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I long ago gave up perfectionism (as in about age 18) but the words “good enough” sounded synonymous with “mediocre” when it came to my efforts.
I soon realized that what my personal standard was (in school and work) is excellence, as judged by me. If I know I’ve done my best with the skills and experience and intellect I have, I’m satisfied. In other areas of my life, I have no problem calling “good enough” on something I’ve done—cooking, cleaning, gardening. If I can live with the results, I let the rest go.
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I have higher personal standards for some things than others.
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With some of my housework I have decided to label myself as a "casual housekeeper".
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