"Our work will be imperfect" Barack Obama

A great man once said if we want to wait until we are fully ready to act so that our work would be perfect, we would never begin. The desire to be perfect may be good; but it can lead to failure if it stops us from doing what we should do because we fear to be imperfect. One thing that touched me in President Barack Obama’s inaugural address on Monday January 21st is what he said about the imperfect nature of our work.  “We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect.  We must act, knowing that today’s victories will be only partial, and that it will be up to those who stand here in four years, and forty years, and four hundred years hence to advance the timeless spirit once conferred to us…”
We must do the things we have to do whether we are perfectly ready for them or not. When I started blogging a few months ago, I knew nothing about blogging. I started all the same, learning as I moved on. The first time I went up to about three thousand page views, I wrongly pressed a button and the whole blog went off.  All my efforts to gain it back failed.  I started afresh.  Then I went to about the same number of page views and again lost it all. I did all I could to recover what I had lost to no avail.  Knowing that the quitter never wins and the winner never quits, I began again from square one. Today I am waxing strong.
A number of things I have learned from this experience.  We must not wait until we are sure of perfection before we start.  We will never start.  Success is not easy.  It comes to those who keep on going; to  those who fall and get up and continue. Thank you Mr. Obama for reminding us to act “knowing that our work will be imperfect.” Yes, let us “act, knowing that today’s victories will be only partial…”
In Excellent World International Organization, our goal is an excellent world, but we know that our work will not be perfect.  Our victory can only be partial; but that will not stop us from playing our part.  Let us continue to play our part with courage and confidence.

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