I often find myself not doing something because I know it won't be perfect. Or, if I do attempt doing it, I find myself getting frustrated, maybe even pitching a tantrum and abandoning the whole enterprise. In illustration, I was trying to create something special for someone special earlier this evening. The first print was the wrong size. The second printed out on the wrong side. The third was smudged. Finally the fourth was "good enough". And in actuality, had I not seen the first three iterations, it would have been close to perfect.
It's times like these I finally become grounded again in reality. Perfection is an illusion. It really doesn't exist. If it did, it would never survive because it would simply transfigure itself to the next level of existence.
So that's my healthy outlook tip for today. When you are writing the great American novel, you will never get it "just right" if you don't "just write". And that can be applied to whatever one is doing at any particular time.
The hibiscus pictured here was in my wonderful Ann's garden last spring. I don't imagine it suffered getting itself perfect. It just was without trying!