“Perfectionism is the ego’s wicked demand. It denies us the pleasure of process. Instead, we are told by the ego that we must have instantaneous success — and our perfectionism believes it, lock, stock and barrel.” Julia Cameron (Source)
It turns out greatness is within reach if you want it bad enough. “Your calling,” Frederick Buechner famously wrote, “is the place where your deepest joy meets the world’s deepest need.”
Casey: I think the biggest takeaway from that is with every success should come a bigger, more ambitious goal. It took a couple of years I would describe as failure to be able to appreciate that.