good enoughWhen someone says, “Good Enough”, there can be a positive or a negative connotation to it, depending on the attitude behind it.

On one hand, it’s good to say that your effort is good enough if you are a perfectionist, and you struggle with completing projects because it typically must pass the perfection test before you call it done and show it to the world. Perfectionism is a trap, and too high a standards for peaceful living. And it can also lead to too-high-an-expectation on others. So, you now say Good Enough, and it’s still probably better than most people’s best work.

On the other hand, it shows an attitude of mediocrity to say Good Enough as a substitute for Excellent. Giving an half-hearted effort, cutting corners, not stretching yourself–these will never make you stand out at work, nor gain you the respect of your family and friends. In this case, you may need to step up your game and pursue excellence to become the high performer you were made to be.

So, which is it for you? And was this blog Good Enough in explaining it?