In the cases we don’t get to decide if something is good, who does instead?
Who gets to leave the product reviews, or the Google rating? Who gets to talk about the product with their friends?
If the answer is somebody else, then the whole idea of “good” was never in our hands to begin with.
Often times, finding “a level of good we’re satisfied with” is what slows us down from making more progress.
The alternative is to be okay with being wrong. Better yet, it’s all we can afford to do when we’re in service for other people.
Not everybody with a camera can call themselves an artist the way Wes Anderson can.
In the same way, not everybody who holds a pencil and a sketchbook can be Hayao Miyazaki.
Not everybody who has a voice can be like Taylor Swift.
Tools are just tools. They don’t make us any smarter or more skilled, but the way we use them is everything.
What comes after 100 days of practice?
There’s no surprise about what comes next, it’s just more of the same thing but different. There’s no external reward for a personal commitment, so nothing really changes.
However, we get the chance to look back at 100 days of micro advancements. A hundred chances of trying to do better, and making a promise to ourselves that a bigger leap was possible in the midst of all the tinier ones.
After 100, we realize that small is better than none.
That said is better than unsaid.
And, the thing about perfect that we never seem to achieve didn’t matter anyways.
As we approach 101, I want to thank you for taking time to read these posts. You didn’t have to, so I hope it brought you some sort of value.