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Perfection vs Control Freak

Have you ever had a day that you say to yourself, "Self, there must be a better way!"  This happened to me last night.

The day before, at a meeting, it was pointed out that a perfectionist never gets anything done.  He/she is always working to get to perfection.  I'm not a perfectionist, far from it.

BUT I am a control freak.  In my measly world, it seems I need to be in charge, controlling all the parts to make them work together perfectly.  Oops, there's that word...perfection.

Here I was: stepping over, tripping over, climbing over those who know exactly what to do, when to do it, how to do it, and have the demeanor to get it done just fine, with a variety of other people who do the same thing I'm trying to do.

Allow me to digress.  When I was a sophomore in high school, I took a very basic art class.  Don Tredway was the teacher's name.  He made jewelry in his non-teaching life.  He really was an artist.  I saw him at a Laguna arts festival, working wit…