“Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.”Marie Curie
So many of our students feel pressure to be the perfect athlete, student or friend. This feeling is accompanied by a pervasive fear of failure and the possibility that they might let others down. When they fall short of perfection, students have important decisions to make about whether to keep pursuing it or be okay with something less. The decisions they make shape their sense of self-worth and draw the contours of their future relationships.
According to Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie, you shouldn’t try to be perfect.
You should strive for perfection.
Should we strive for perfection?