Wednesday, December 12, 2012

fighting perfectionism

I was just remembering a conversation with one of my college roommates when we were students.  I was upset because I had made less than a 100% on a test.  Not that this was all that uncommon, but missing anything felt like failure to me.

Linda could not understand my frustration.  I had made an A.

"Did you do your best?" she inquired.

I thought a moment, and then replied truthfully, "Yes."

"Well, that's all God expects from you.  And who are *you* to expect more from someone than God does?"

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