Monday, December 31, 2007

A Perfectionist...

For the Completion....

Why people dread perfection? They say perfection is only available on the celluloid or in the pages of a heroic epic. We believe perfection is impossible by ordinary human beings. If perfection is achieved by somebody, then that guy is surely a genius, we can never hope to be.

Are we right?

What exactly is this perfection?
It is the art of performing a work to its best quality in the most efficient manner. Trust me.... It's not as tough as it seems. Let me explain with an example....

Suppose you have to make a chocolate cake. You get all the ingredients required and mix them in the appropriate amounts and Voila! The cake is deliciously ready. Now if any one of the ingredients is replaced or if they are not mixed in the right amounts then the cake will not be the cake you wanted.
You might say that each one us have a different type of taste for chocolate, and there is no way of determining whether that chocolate cake is made properly or not..... but we all know that a particular “chocolate cake” will have its own unique taste, and any other taste apart from this will either be bad or a different chocolate cake altogether.
Either way it will not be the chocolate cake you wanted to eat, no matter how good or bad or "differently" it turn out to be.

Hence a proper execution of a set of instructions results in a proper outcome. Any other deviation produces a different outcome which is not intended. This proves that if are keen on getting 100% out of your hard work, you will make sure that every step you take is done to the mark. We have been so used to mediocrity that we dwell in it all the time, and refuse to do a work completely or should I say “to perfection”.
To be a perfectionist is not something that is impossible but, the simple yet hard way of finishing something as it is supposed to be done.

In simple words, being perfect is just doing the right thing at the right time.

The other reason why we dread perfection is that, we are too busy with both our eyes on the destination, and hence lose our interest in the journey.

Like...... 'We all dream of being rich, popular or influential in some way or the other. We look into the space and smile at those dreams. But how many of us also like dreaming about facing all the hardships and hurdles that stop us from being rich, popular and influential… and nevertheless keep smiling.'

How many of us do that??

What I am trying to say is that we should learn to love the troubles that come in our way. Welcome them with open arms, since it is only the sun of the desert that makes us appreciate the shade of the oasis!

Now you will tell me that actual perfection in every thing is impossible. I agree with you.
It is impossible!!
But does a perfectionist means that he does things perfectly.
No!

It means that he makes real honest attempts to do things perfectly.
Here is an example.
You need start from your college and reach your house. Its a thunder storm outside. You might even die in the process of reaching your place. Still, you start. Now I am not going to tell you what the climax will be! You might die trying, or arrive safely.
That’s not important to the P
erfectionist.

He has nothing to do with the result. He has already won the battle the very minute he decided to start and then stepped out into the nature’s fury.


Do not fear the result. You do your part, and then sit back, relax, and enjoy, as you see nature taking its own course.

1 comment:

Aditya said...

"it is only the sun of the desert that makes us appreciate the shade of the oasis!" and the last paragraph are remarkable