How To Achieve Perfection
Publication: RidiculouslyExtraordinary.
Posted by Ryan Neal
How To Achieve Perfection
Publication: RidiculouslyExtraordinary. Posted by Ryan Neal

I have to tell you something.

In the 6 months I've had this blog I haven't written a full article about a topic that I'm incredibly passionate about: veganism (specifically, compassion for living creatures).

It's not that I don't want to. It's that I just can't seem to get my thoughts out into a flowing string of coherent sentences.

I have thousands of words written on the topic. (I'm afraid to even look at the total word count right now because I know I'll have to edit profusely.)

The problem with these thousands of words is they are rambling, disorganized, cluttered, and don't make my point as strongly as it needs to be made.

I'm not into preaching. I won't tell you how to live your life. You and me? We can make our own way.

That said, for you to understand the Ridiculously Extraordinary Way, you have to understand every aspect of the man behind it.

Everything I write is a filter.

If you like what I have to say you will stick around.

If you don't, you'll filter yourself out and stop reading what I write.

I'm fine with both outcomes.

I'm not here to change your mind. I'm here to help you synthesize what you already believe. If what you believe aligns with what I write then we're a match. If it doesn't align we part ways amicably.

Maybe I'm struggling with perfection? Logic and experience tell me perfection is unattainable. My heart tells me I need to attain perfection.

I've received quite a few e-mails (and comments) regarding veganism. There is nothing I'd like more than to point everybody to an article on this site that explains the whys, the hows, and all the other ancillary information on the topic.

But it hasn't worked out.

I'm great at pushing myself to keep writing even when my writing isn't coming easily. I'm not good at forcing myself to keep writing an article that just doesn't want to come out.

Maybe the article is in chrysalis, still not quite ready to fly like a butterfly.

I don't know.

I'm a firm believer that anything you want in life you can have. But perfection? Perfection is not meant to be acquired.

So then, How Do We Achieve Perfection?

We don't.

We achieve a high level of imperfection.

And you know what?

That's perfect.