Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer
nice_cup_of_tea

Mut zur Lücke

Mut zur Lücke is a German expression which literally translates as "Courage of holes/gaps". I can't think of an appropriate english expression, but the phrase is really an attempt to say "Things don't have to be perfect. Have the courage to do just enough and accept the gaps".

I have a feeling that this should be my principle. I have outed myself before as a perfectionist and have spent most of my studying and working life trying to get everything perfect, a matter of Mut. I have to be brave and accept that the critical voice is internal. If someone is unhappy that a particular task is not 100% then I need the courage to deal with that situation as it arrives.

Workers of the world unite: Have the courage to be less than perfect!
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