Good Enough

Summary of Main Ideas

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Sometimes “good enough” is just that: good enough.

So often we think of “good enough” as second tier. JV. It’s not that good, but it’s better than nothing. It’ll get the job done.

When we don’t feel like we are able to give our all, or that we are out wit’s end, we settle for “this is good enough.” Compared to nothing, it’s acceptable.

It’s like that old saying, “It’s good enough for government work.”

But sometimes, “good enough” is completely sufficient in every way because it’s just that: it’s good enough. We don’t need it to be anything more because it’s exactly right. It’s what is needed.

Every blog, or podcast, or social media post isn’t going to go viral. Most of them are “good enough” and you need to be good enough day after day, post after post, blog after blog, for a year.

If you do something “good enough” constantly and consistently, you’ll become great at it.

So often we miss the fact that what we have is perfectly sufficient. We downplay it or we hold it in and don’t share it, because it’s not “perfect.”

You don’t have to be perfect. You don't have to have it all dialed in. You have to be in the game long enough to improve.

Maybe you have a podcast, or a blog, or an idea. Don’t hold it in because it’s not perfect. Get it out into the world. The world is made better when it has more of you, when you are out there doing what you do, and giving the way that only you can give.

You don't have to be great to get started, but you do have to get started to be great.


“The place where people start to get in trouble, is when they try to get more than they need.” Gary Sewell

“You don't have to be great to get started, but you do have to get started to be great.” Les Brown

Reflection Questions

  1. What are the areas in your life where you buying the lie that “good enough” isn’t good enough?

  2. Think of the times this week that you did something “good enough.” How can you celebrate those accomplishments?

  3. What are you holding back from the world because it’s not perfect, just “good enough?”