PERFECTION IS ONE OF THOSE WORDS THAT MAY CARRY MANY DIFFERENT MEANINGS ACCORDING TO THE SCENARIO. FOR BASEBALL FANS A PITCHER PITCHED
THAT IS NO RUNS, NO HITS, AND, MORE IMPRESSIVELY NO WALKS!!! TO SAY THIS IS RARE IS OVERSTATING THE OBVIOUS:
Halladay throws perfect game, beats Marlins 1-0
HOW MANY OF US SAY WE ARE "PERFECTIONIST?" HOW FRUSTRATING IS THAT? EVEN WHEN WE PUT TOGETHER WHAT WE THINK IS PERFECT, WE GO BACK AND FIND ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT, OR 100 TINY MISTAKES. NOW DON'T GET ME WRONG--IT'S GREAT TO SEEK IMPROVEMENT & PERFECTION!
FOR SOMETHING OTHERS SAY, "WELL DONE!, OR "THAT WAS AWESOME!????".
I wonder if this Pitcher went back and criticized himself, looking to do even better, or if he just RELISHED the moment and said "Yes- I did it!" We are truly are own worst critics sometimes, and even when people compliment us on a good job. We don't even no how to gracefully:
How does a Child feel, when they bring you scribbles on a paper, and we know it's not "PERFECT"--but they DON'T! Nobody has told them differently yet! To THEM IT'S PERFECT!
And yet we so off handily dismiss them with a, "That's nice Honey", or "That's pretty", not even looking?