Progress Not Perfection

1. Progress not perfection.

  • All you need to do is make some progress, and not be perfect.
  • Many of us are so “perfectionistic” that we never seem to make any real progress. Because if you think about it, when is anything ever perfect?
  • Sometimes all we need to do is make some progress.

2. Don’t be so hard on yourself.

  • BUT DO BE HARD on yourself! Sometimes we want to be perfect so bad, that we’re too hard on ourselves. We can writhe in a sort of “cess pool of self-loathing” that cannot only be harmful, but it can prevent you from taking any steps necessary to make any progress whatsoever.
  • That being said, you do need to be hard on yourself to if you’re expecting yourself to make some progress. Again, we’re not talking about perfection, we’re talking about progress.
  • So what 3 action items can you do can to make some progress? Write them down!

3. Progress can be limited by…

  • Our parents wanting us to be perfect.
  • Don’t get me wrong, you could’ve had it real bad. I’m not making light of anyone’s rough upbringing. But if you’re going to make progress, you’ve got to make amends with your past, and not let it trip you up anymore. It’s time to move on.
  • This would be a good one to tweet or post on your mirror or refrigerator: “Make progress, don’t make excuses.” RG
  • Your upbringing and your past doesn’t have to hold you back. Make some progress. Take the necessary steps.
  • Do you see yourself making too many excuses, then just stop yourself right there, and say… “How can I make just a little bit of progress in this area of my life?”

4. You’re not program for failure.

  • There’re many things in my past that I attempted to do, but failed at. Don’t get me wrong, there’s also many things that I have accomplished in my life that went very well. Very well, indeed. But when you have one too many things fail, you can begin to get a failure mindset”.
  • And because of this mindset, you’re actually doomed before you even get started! “Ohh, It’s probably not going to work anyway, so why even try?”
  • It’s not “in the cards” that you’re going to fail! That’s not what’s supposed to happen to you. Failure isn’t in your destiny, but neither is perfection. But what IS your destiny is… PROGRESS.
  • So what time is it? It’s time to knock it out of park! Let’s get moving!

In Conclusion

Have you ever battled with “perfectionism”, and if so, how do you overcome it? Also, if you haven’t added me on Snapchat yet, add by username: robbgorringe

Until Next Time, 

Don’t wait for tomorrow, live your best life today!


  • fabian fiorentini

    Good tips! Just like with working out physically, you can at times get caught chasing some unreachable goal of how you want your body to look. Its always good to remember that its a long process. Doesn’t happen overnight. That is why most people dont see results. Progress may be slow but sure!

    • Hey Fabian,

      So true. Sometimes we want ‘overnite perfection’, but patience and persistence play a key role in getting where we want to go in life. Great comparison about working-out too. I like that. Thanks for leaving a comment!


  • Thessalonica Sandi

    So true! But I think that “Failures are a blessing in disguise”. We live and we learn from life experiences but that’s what also helps us make progress! 🙂

    • Life experiences sure do have a way of ushering us forward, even if we’re not ready. But progress is going to take place.