Whenever they can, clients choose to pay those they like as a whole

There is no perfectionist that is not inspired and tormented by this question. And the rest of us are not immune either. Many books have been written, videos recorded, conferences held on the topic: how to be the greatest designer, chef, writer, manager, or speaker. Had any of the answers been good enough, other perfect performance theorists would no longer have quite as many clients as they do today. Luckily for the afore-mentioned motivators, few people have read the right book where they’d be able to find the best possible answer in only three short sentences; for a large number of occupations. That book is Robert Pirsig’s Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: You want to know how to paint a perfect painting? It's easy. Make yourself perfect and then just paint naturally. Whenever they can, clients choose to pay those they like as a whole. That is why it is important not to neglect the entire personality when one thinks about what to work on.

There is no perfectionist that is not inspired and tormented by this question. And the rest of us are not immune either.

Many books have been written, videos recorded, conferences held on the topic: how to be the greatest designer, chef, writer, manager, or speaker. Had any of the answers been good enough, other perfect performance theorists would no longer have quite as many clients as they do today.

Luckily for the afore-mentioned motivators, few people have read the right book where they’d be able to find the best possible answer in only three short sentences; for a large number of occupations. That book is Robert Pirsig’s Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance:

“You want to know how to paint a perfect painting? It’s easy. Make yourself perfect and then just paint naturally.”

Whenever they can, clients choose to pay those they like as a whole. That is why it is important not to neglect the entire personality when one thinks about what to work on.

Milana Vrgović
vrgovic@gmail.com