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Sunday, May 14, 2017




Almost is not good enough

But always an integral part of life experiences

Understanding that

The race is not given to the swift

But to him that endureth to the end

Completion is what we seek in life

It is the existential need of all of humanity

As we are imperfect, mortal and incomplete beings

Our ultimate and existential purpose is to become complete

Incompletion is never satisfying

There is always that resultant empty space

That is so difficult to fill while, yet living

Incompletion held in memory

To remind us always of our imperfections

Incompletion manifests itself in so many ways in our lives

Daniel Waldschmidt has this list of “almosts

If you almost got the job that really means you didn’t make the final cut.
If you almost won first place that really means you ended up losing.
If you almost finished the job that means you really left your mission incomplete.
If you almost care that really means you don’t care at all.
If you’ve almost did the right thing that really means you ended up doing the wrong thing.
If you have almost made it in time that really means you ended up being late.
If you almost figure it out that really means you still have questions and unsolved problems.
If you almost have enough to do what you want to do that really means you can’t be where you want to be right now.
If you almost are happy that really means you’re still dissatisfied.
If you almost always do something then that really means you might not be as disciplined as you should be.
If you almost have your mind made up that really means you’re not as confident yet as you want to be.
If you almost have the answer that really means you’re still looking for it.
If you almost are successful that really means you still have more work to do.
If you almost worked hard enough that really means you just didn’t put in enough effort.
If you’ve almost stopped a bad habit that really means you’re not as “in control” as you want to be
Don’t let almost be the enemy of awesome.
Achieve more.

Furthermore and existentially speaking

Perhaps, these aforementioned "almosts" are incompletions

For other beyond reasons

"...for now we see through a glass darkly..."

"Almost" is to be expected in life

And maybe,

It is how each person responds to “His or Her Almosts”

That matters most

Because we all have them

Conclusively 

The race is not given to the swift

But to him that endureth to the end
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