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Life’s Too Short to be Perfect

I can’t believe that I’ve made it to the final 5 days of January’s NaBloPoMo.

What puts more pressure on you: time constraints or achieving perfection?

Definitely time constraints, and procrastination.  There is no such thing as perfection.  You can always do better and there is always room for improvement.  Take my husband, for example, he has been a driver trainer for 30 years and has the highest level of driving qualifications he can get in the UK without being a traffic police officer and yet he is still striving to improve his driving and his teaching/coaching methods.  He is constantly studying and adding new qualifications to his, already impressive, portfolio.  Last year, he was recalling a defensive driving course he was presenting and said that he went and sat down and asked one of the participants to take the session.  Why?  Well, at the beginning of each class my husband asks everyone to give their driving a score out of 10.  Now most people will say 6 or 7, maybe 8, but this person said that his driving was a 10.  So my husband said that if the participant’s driving was a 10 then he was better than my husband so he should take the class as my husband admits that his driving isn’t a perfect 10/10 even though on his driving tests (RoSPA and Cardington, an advanced test for driving instructors) he had to drive for, I think 1 hour (or more) and have less than 3 driving faults to get the highest grade.

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Author: fisefton

Mum, Wife, Runner, Administrator, Bookkeeper, Tupperware Lady, Chief Bottle Washer, General Dogsbody...

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