Please just stop being perfect

Agustin Tormun
2 min readFeb 24, 2022
Photo by Zach Vessels on Unsplash

We all want to be the best at what we do right? We have to deliver the perfect writing, the perfect piece of art, maybe the best software, and that’s ok, it’s ok not to settle down but we have to keep a few things in mind while reaching our goals.

Perfection is subjective

Simple, what may be perfect for you may not be for others. Perfection is like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. If you assume your perfection is the same as my perfection or his perfection or her perfection or their perfection, you won’t get anywhere.

Perfection will keep you from delivering

As long as you don’t see perfection in your work, you can’t deliver right? Wrong! We are our own best critics, we will ever find some mistakes or something to improve, that’s why great painters keep painting or olympians keep training. The key is to improve on the run, it’s better to have 5 imperfect works than a perfect nonexistent. Just deliver, you’ll figure it out while getting better.

People don’t want perfect, want real persons

As far as we know, perfection doesn’t exist. Following someone who pretends to be perfect, someone who never makes mistakes, never feels sad or unproductive, instead of being a role model could turn into an impossible goal. What do I mean with this? I want to be more like people I follow, I like their way of thinking but if I encounter that he or she never makes mistakes, well I do make mistakes, I will never be like her, so what’s the point? People like to feel identified, feel like someone has their back and the only ones who feel not good enough from time to time.

The real point here is, sure, pay attention to your work, pay attention to details, delivering something which is not perfect doesn’t mean it has to have poor quality or bad content. Just don’t beat yourself so hard and do show up. Nothing is written in stone, you will always learn and improve.

Thanks for reading! 👽

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Agustin Tormun

My thirst for knowledge knows no bounds. I'm a perpetual student, hungrily absorbing everything from history's whispers to the latest technological sorcery.