What does the word “perfect” mean to you?
Dictionary.com gives a whopping fifteen definitions just for the adjective. Even if you take out the 5 field-specific definitions, that still leaves TEN perfectly acceptable definitions for the word “perfect!”
When we aim for perfection in our lives, jobs or endeavors, I think we typically think of this definition:
perfect (adj.) – entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings
But isn’t that silly? We are human after all. We’re flawed, and we make mistakes. And when it comes to your organization, everyone has different opinions of what is ideal or perfect. So then, is perfection attainable?
What if instead of focusing on being without flaws or defects, we focused on accomplishments, on being an expert at completing our goals, fulfilling our mission? As a nonprofit or cause-centric organization, each person that you reach is an accomplishment, a result of you caring enough to make a difference. And guess what? That’s perfection, too:
perfect (adj.) – expert, ACCOMPLISHED, proficient
So get out there and be perfect! We know you can do it.
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