Summary of “It’s Okay to Be Good and Not Great”

It sounds appealing and rolls off the tongue nicely, but there’s a good chance it’s downright wrong.
It’s about being at least OK with where you are, about accepting good enough.
What’s interesting is that not always trying so damn hard to be great isn’t just the path to being happier; it’s also the path to getting better.
It’s about being good enough over and over again.
A good-enough mindset might very well be the key to being great and happy.
During the times you were happiest and performed best, were you striving? Were you chasing after something? Or were you more like Kipchoge-grounded, at peace, and feeling good enough with what was in front of you? This doesn’t mean you should never desire productive change or improvement.
Though they may run counter to so much of the current ethos, adopting the following core principles of good enough is likely the best route to being happier and getting better.
The research of University of Houston professor Brene Brown demonstrates that the more you can bring your entire self to everything you do-the good, the bad, the sad, and the ugly-the better you’ll feel and the better you’ll be.

The orginal article.