Far from Perfect and Perfect as well

by | May 31, 2021 | Change


The ground was lumpy and squishy in places. The passing trains were loud. And yet, ‘That was the best night ever, Dad!’ was the response to my question ‘how’d you sleep?’ Late in the afternoon we put up a bell tent in the meadow. I wasn’t ready, but the kids had been desperate for weeks now. I thought the spot was the correct one – it wasn’t. And yet, the kids loved it. The looks of joy on their faces say it all. It was far from perfect and it was perfect as well.

The time to launch a product, an idea, a course can easily always be ‘tomorrow’. There’s always more to do. And yet, what if you did it today? Maybe like me you’ll learn something, many things. And maybe it will be far from perfect and perfect just the same. And then you can try again today because the pressure is off.

The choice is up to us.

Perfect is in the eye of the beholder. And our definitions are rarely the same.

Photo by Baikang Yuan


  1. Sarah

    Perfectly Imperfect ….. or maybe imperfectly perfect – always great to read you xxx

  2. Al

    Good morning, Amos
    I rarely miss reading your posts. I both enjoy them and learn from them. Today’s struck a special note for me and I wanted to pause my morning reading and send this note. There is so much truth in what you wrote, touching so much of our lives. Yet, you captured them so vividly in a simple story of launching a tent for your children. We often spend so much time searching for something we’re not quite sure what to call it, and it’s in front of us in plain sight. We simply can’t see for looking.
    Thank you!

    • AmosD

      Hi Al – thank you for the kind words and I’m glad the post resonated with you!


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