Almost is a strange little word that can express very different perspectives and conclusions. It can be a hopeful word, edging us on to persevere and reach our goal or it can express the frustration or sadness of missing a goal by a fraction.
Almost good enough
Almost good enough can make you choose to happily settle for it and be content or find yourself regretful over not persisting in looking for what you really want.
Almost good enough can be frustrating because it means you failed to achieve your goal, you may have to start again or won’t get another chance altogether.
Almost good enough can be the saddest and hardest of experiences we can make because as good as it may be, it simply isn’t enough. This is especially painful in relationships, when you realize that regardless of how much you love each other the quality of your relating, your levels of maturity or circumstances simply leave you unfulfilled or out of alignment.
“I am deathly afraid of almosts. Of coming so very close to where I want to be in life that I can almost taste it, almost touch it, then falling just a little short.”
~ Beau Taplin
I might not be deathly afraid of almosts but I am definitely no friend of almost good enough.
I will gladly invest work, energy and love in making something amazing if it has the potential for it or let it go to make space for something better. Settling and being content with what leaves my being wanting or unaligned simply doesn’t go with the self love I have cultivated.