The Enemy of Good Is Better

I first heard the statement ‘the enemy of good is better’ from a mentor when learning to do eye surgery.

To the compulsive or those who tend to feel insufficient or guilty it might sound like settling for mediocrity. Nope, didn’t say the enemy of mediocrity or not good enough.

Good enough is good enough.

Trust the universe to meet you half way.

It means take yes for an answer. If means don’t go after some unattainable concept or image of what is perfect. Trust in doing it right. Don’t futz, don’t get carried away pursuing arbitrary goals or standards of just how good, no, how great, it could or should be.

You will sometime take it too far. You will cause trouble for yourself and others.

Been there done that. And it wasn’t good. And it certainly wasn’t better.


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