Forward, Always Forward

Decide and move on.

You can go back and fix it if you need to.

And if you can’t go back, you’ll learn from it and do it better next time.

The key is to keep moving forward.

Stop for too long and you risk the toxicity of perfection. We have to pick the “perfect plan” or make the “perfect choice.”

There’s no such thing. That that’s just an invention to justify staying stuck.

Forward. Always forward.



You can’t do it. It’s impossible. Enough already. Please. Just. Stop.

You cannot be perfect.

You cannot be a perfect mother or father, son or daughter, girlfriend or boyfriend, boss or employee, colleague or collaborator, friend or teacher or innovator or anything…you just can’t.

So, please stop expecting that of yourself. And stop expecting it from others.

Your life, your work will be so much richer, so much more fulfilling, so much more productive, so, so much happier if you focus instead on forgiveness.

{Hat tip to Alain de Botton and Krista Tippett for this conversation}

DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world.