Perfection and Godot

by | Feb 10, 2019 | Change, Ideas, Identity |

If you haven’t seen or read “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett and plan to, stop reading as I’m going to talk about the ending. If you’re not planning to read it, I’d encourage you to stop reading and read it instead as it’s a wonderful piece of literature. With that out of the way, I’ll begin.

Waiting for Godot is about Vladimir and Estragon waiting for Godot to show up; it’s obviously about much more than that, but this is the simple story line. The thing is, Godot never does.

How much of our lives do we spend being Vladimir and Estragon? Waiting for someone or something to show up before we act? If you are anything like me, my guess is a lot.

We wait to decide till we know what others are doing, we wait to buy something before we know all the facts, we wait to reach out to someone till the stars align. And we wait to share our thoughts, our opinions, till we are ask.

And we wait to share our work till it is perfect. The problem is, it never is. Perfection never comes, so we hold back, we wait, we rob ourselves and the world of our work. If we are true to ourselves, we’ll realise we are hiding and using perfection as excuse.

Perfection is not coming, so stop waiting for it. It’s time to show up, to create, to share. Stop hiding. Stop using perfection as an excuse, show up with all of you. Show up today, do the work, and share it. We need you to.

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