What Do You Think When You See 100 Percent?
When you see "100%" does it make you feel a bit uneasy? Like you must rise up to meet some preconceived expectation of you, or that which you place on yourself based on what others think?
Or do you see the same "100%" and look at it as opportunity? An ever-changing goal that you can adapt, as you see fit and make choices accordingly?
Just seeing the number itself gives me cause to squirm. If it were not 100% when I was growing up, it was failure. One wrong on a 50-question test would bring about questions, berating, and more. It represents the notion that anything less than perfection is bad.
It is bad. I am bad. I am deficient. I am unworthy.
Of course, this is not uncommon. Nor is it truth. Yet, we continue to perpetuate these same ideas and expectations with family, friends, coworkers, bosses, and many more. We give a message that perfection is the only thing that is acceptable. It has many far-reaching consequences to insist on perfection, as well.
I have had to retrain myself to realize that the number 100 can mean many other things than simply 100% perfection.
For today, it means that at the midway point of the day (nearly noon), I have earned 100 coins, which is what I set as my goal of daily coin averages. That being the case, I am exceeding those numbers by many more than 100%.
And it makes me FAR less than perfect.
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