Episode 58

Progress not Perfection

​​

When we are waiting for perfection, or expecting perfection - for us to be perfect, for things to be perfect, for conditions to be perfect - we are going to be waiting for a very long time, because "perfect" in that sense, it doesn't really exist. 

The best place to start, is here. The best time to start, is now. The best time to pick yourself up and dust yourself off, and to take the lesson - is now. And if you've had an idea planted in your heart, then you are the person to be doing it. 

Whether you feel like you are ready or perfect, or not. 

Because an idea, without execution, it is nothing. It is just an idea. 

And how will you become the person who can do it, if you don't start doing it? How will you know it was the right or wrong thing to do if you don't get out of your head and into the field of play?

Accepting that within the very messy progress, lies the true perfection.

The way we learn and grow in life is through our experiences, through our mistakes, through what we perceive as our failures.

What if the the only real failure lies in never starting, or in giving up before it's done - because of a fear of imperfection?

If done is better than perfect (because what is perfect anyway, who says, who gets to determine that??) what can you let yourself off the perfection hook about, and give yourself permission to dive in and simply give it your best? 

Listen to the episode 

The Happiness Hunter Podcast

Subscribe Now!

Listen to other episodes

Ep 62: Benefits of Walking

Episode 62 Benefits of Walking ​​ Walking is one of the most underrated and overlooked activities in life.   Walking is movement. Movement creates energy and momentum. Walking is one of the simplest, easiest and cost-effective ways for us to get our energy moving -...

Ep 61: Asking Better Questions

Episode 61 Asking Better Questions ​​ Imagine if your mind was the internet, your questions were a google search, and you were the one typing the question into the search bar.   How do you formulate that question? You take some time to think about what you want to...

Ep 59: The Middle Way with Fiona Redding

Episode 59 The Middle Way​​ In Buddhist tradition, the middle way, or the middle path, is the way of moderations between the two extremes of indulgence and self denial. And it is said that this is the way to peace and liberation. The middle way gives vison and...

Ep 57: The Art of Journalling with Fiona Redding

Episode 57 The Art of Journalling​​ Journalling is the practice of downloading your thoughts and feelings around a particular event, person or situation, with a desire to understand and make sense of the chaos and the jumble.Journalling is like having a deeply private...

Ep 56: I Am Resourceful with Fiona Redding

Episode 56 I Am Resourceful​​ Being resourceful is having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.   We live in a loving, benevolent, kind, generous, supportive and caring universe that wants to give us what we are asking for. Our job is to...

Ep 54: Ghosting Yourself

Episode 54 Ghosting Yourself​   We say we have been "ghosted" when someone stands us up, or just disappears never to be seen or heard from again. You had every reason to believe that they would show up, honour their commitment, see through their end of the...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

My Mission

Fiona Redding

Fiona Redding

Host

My mission in life is to share everything I have learned – and am continuing to learn – about turning my own life around and to really help you understand that happiness is to be found in the overcoming of obstacles and challenges in your life, and not in the absence of them.  To achieve your potential in life, you need to become your potential.  And for that to be, you need to understand yourself, and learn how to harness your strengths and overcome your weaknesses.   You have the power within you to create whatever reality you choose, and I am here to help you know that if you don’t like what you are experiencing, then you can absolutely change that.   But you do have to choose, believe, and be open to all possibilities, and to keep showing up every day, even when it feels really hard. Because if you do what is easy, your life will be hard.  But if you do what is hard, your life will be easy.