Sometimes that perfection we long for keeps us paralyzed, doesn’t it? Are you able to be good with good enough?
Excellence is not a requisite for starting. Excellence is something that comes with failure, iteration, incremental steps forward. And you’ve got to start somewhere. – Liz Forkin Bohannon
I am one who wants perfection. Who wants excellence in the things she does. But I also know that I’ve got to do work towards my goals and then allow feedback and assessment and learning to help me refine. For example, when I was first starting out as a preacher I knew that I had a long way to go, but if I didn’t take the opportunities (sorry for those of you in my early days, and thanks to those of you who allowed me the opportunity), I would never grow.
So, if you want to build a life of purpose and meaning, you’ve got to get comfortable with this principle of Be Good with Good Enough. It’s kind of like GETMO (good enough to move on) which Craig Groeschel spoke about at the 2019 Global Leadership Summit.
In today’s podcast episode, I’m talking about the Be Good with Good Enough principle from Liz Forkin Bohannon’s book Beginner’s Pluck*: Build Your Life of Purpose and Impact Now. It can be purchased here if you don’t yet own it.
As always, I welcome your comments in the comment section below. What are you learning from this book or these podcasts?
Carmen, through teaching, speaking, pastoring, blogging, and podcasting, invests in others so they can lead and live better. She is the founder of LEAD Women Ministries, ordained with the PAOC, an Associate Pastor at Westside Pentecostal Church, holds an MA in Leadership & Management, and she can often be found collaborating with other leaders or organizations on projects where there are outcomes to grow people’s confidence, competence, and character.