We tend to dream of a perfect life, a perfect family, a perfect job, a perfect body shape, and we always think that we will be happy only when we will reach some certain standards. What we should do instead is to accept that perfection is not necessary in order to be happy (besides it being impossible to attain).
Nevertheless, chasing it would not be a stupid idea. Chasing perfection doesn’t mean we need it to be happy, it means we are ambitious, and we know that we can do more. It means we accept that perfection doesn’t exist, but we use this abstract idea to “catch excellence.” It means we believe in our qualities and we want to use them to accomplish as much as we can.
Once we find this balance, we have a reason to wake up with energy and motivation every morning, because we have a challenging purpose. And if we dream big, we can achieve far more than average individuals.
Our accomplishments may be slightly different from what we had in mind, but if we work hard they will be the outcome of an excellent job, and they will always be better than the result of a lousy job. So accepting imperfect lives, imperfect families, imperfect jobs, imperfect body shapes, and working for excellence, using perfection as an ideal model, is what we should learn to do in our everyday life in order to attain happiness and life satisfaction.