To resist the pressure to be perfect...

They say, ‘the best is the enemy of the good.’

Ali Kurtulmus
5 min readJan 11, 2022
Photo by Yasin Yusuf on Unsplash

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; ”to find the beauty” in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. “This is to have succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

They say, ‘the best is the enemy of the good.’ After a while, individuals who aim for the best in every job can fall into the trap of doing nothing or being chronic procrastinators. The motto is: leave today’s work for tomorrow!

In today’s world, many people aim for success in many areas without prioritizing among the goals. They feel obliged to be the best in career, parenting, wealth, and social relationships. This causes great fatigue, and there are individuals who may not cope with time and throw up the sponge because they are not successful at any job as they wish. These people are discouraged after a while and give up the struggle.

It is a crystal-clear fact that modern life brings success into the…



Ali Kurtulmus

A realist writer. I’m writing for a better life. MSc in Data Analytics and Management. Data Analyst at LC Waikiki.