Some days you won’t do what you said you’d do.
You’ll catch a cold.
Or you’ll be called on a work trip.
You’ll take a mental break and binge on some Netflix.
Missing a day is only a problem if we think perfect is the goal. Because when we fall short of perfection (and we always will), we’ve failed: there is nothing to prevent us from writing off tomorrow, or next week, or throwing in the towel altogether.
It helps to remind ourselves that consistency is what gets us to our goals: a string of good days is what moves the needle, not a single perfect day.
Perfect is great when it happens.
But it doesn’t make sense to let perfect become the enemy of good.