The Pursuit of Good Enough

Are you afraid to fail? Are you obsessed with becoming perfect? Or are you pursuing good enough?

Charley Haversat shares her TED Talk Perfectionism Holds Us Back. Here’s Why that focuses on what is wrong with perfectionism and how we need to pursue good enough. She shares how this will help us shift “from a culture of fear to a culture of innovation.”

In Chapter 6 of Onward, Elena takes a dive into perfectionism and she agrees with the pursuit of good enough. She suggests that you start noticing your self-talk and substitute unhelpful self-talk with new language. Say to yourself:

  • This is good enough, and good enough is great.
  • I am enough. I do enough.