Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.
~ Harriet Braiker

Once you accept the fact that you’re not perfect, then you develop some confidence.
~ Rosalynn Carter

Sometimes… when you hold out for everything, you walk away with nothing.
~ Ally McBeal TV show

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything,
That’s how the light gets in.
~ Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem” lyrics

Posted on 12-15-06 for Thurs, 12-14-06.


  1. Posted Sunday December 17, 2006 at 5:01 am | Permalink

    Oooh, I like Rosalynn Carter’s quote…I’ll have to write that down for me…or maybe I put in the ‘sticky note’ section of my Google home page. Thanks for that!

  2. Dave
    Posted Sunday December 17, 2006 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    That Ally McBeal quote is resonating really strongly with me right now!

  3. Posted Sunday December 17, 2006 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Dave, that Rosalynn quote is like what you said about “I don’t know” in the previous day’s “Ask Early” post – about confidence.

    Grim, hey, I haven’t used ‘sticky notes’ yet – thanks for the tip!