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When will I be done?

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by , 09-14-2008 at 10:07 PM
I try very hard to be a good person. I've made a lot of changes in my life over the past few years, in the hopes of bettering myself overall. Thing is, every time I fix one thing, or get started, I find something else to fix or change.. And another thing. And so on and so forth.

So, when will I be done? When will I feel like a complete, good, and true person who is living up to her potential as a productive member of society? I'm not looking for instant results, but am I the only person in the world who feels so unfinished? I see so many ways I could be better. A better wife, a better mother, a better friend.

I feel like an old home purchased very cheaply, and then finding out everything's broken. I'm turning into one huge fixer-upper. :blink:

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  1. pratt55's Avatar
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    I used to feel like that until a friend explained to me that we are all works in progress. If we were perfect what would be the point of moving forward? You have to continue to push yourself to be a better but accepting that you will never be perfect is the first battle. Plus think of how hard it would on all your friends and family if you were some perfect being and they still had their faults.
  2. Olympicnut's Avatar
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    What Lisa said.
  3. Grumpy4's Avatar
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    Lisa is SusieSmart.
  4. MTNGIRL's Avatar
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    Perfect = Boring.

    And today, you're perfect.

    Tomorrow, you'll improve on perfection.

    And so on and so forth until you're too good for all your friends.

    Life is in constant motion. Growth and change will always happen as long as you want to better yourself. And honestly, that is the key to being a good person - always striving to improve.

  5. SusieP.'s Avatar
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    My work here is done and I didn't even have to do anything!

    Do the best you can, with what you have, where you are. It's all anybody can do.

    Perfection is a lie, perpetuated by the media and its too-skinny actresses, television families, Martha Stewart, and commercials that promise a better life through material things.

    [/soapbox rant]
    Updated 09-15-2008 at 05:35 PM by SusieP.
  6. MTNGIRL's Avatar
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    Susie. I love you. I hope you know that. I'm not sure what I did before you
  7. CupcakeTerror's Avatar
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    We may not know each other, but I found this to be something we all endure at one point or another. Just wanted to share a thought in hopes to show you that you certainly are not alone in the way you think.

    Life is an ever changing path where learning and growing will never cease. To realize our full potential is to realize that we will never be finished, never be "complete." A constant work in progress to become a better person and a better human being. If you see parts of you that can be made better, then do your best to become who you want to be by making decisions YOU FEEL will lead you in the right direction.

    I always want to feel as though I am unfinished as it means that I will always have something new to learn, to see and to experience. I truly feel that perfection is something unobtainable but it is also something that each person must define for themselves.

    Sorry if that was a bit long in description...

    May your path in life lead you to the answers you seek and the peace of mind we all desire.