In our last +1, we talked about Picasso and Maslow.
Today I want to spend some more time with Picasso and Maslow.
It’s true that Picasso was blessed to find work he did that he loved as much as his “leisure.” And, he was ASTONISHINGLY (!) productive.
He was FAR from a perfect human being.
Is perfect. 🤓
Recall that Maslow has a thing or three to say about THIS as well.
We have talked about this MANY MANY times and I promise to keep on coming back to it AGAIN AND AGAIN.
Maslow tells us: “There are no perfect human beings! Persons can be found who are good, very good indeed, in fact, great. There do in fact exist creators, seers, sages, saints, shakers, and movers... even if they are uncommon and do not come by the dozen. And yet these very same people can at times be boring, irritating, petulant, selfish, angry, or depressed. To avoid disillusionment with human nature, we must first give up our illusions about it.”
I repeat: There are NO perfect human beings.
And, VERY IMPORTANT NEWS FLASH!!!
You and I won’t be the first perfect human beings! 😉
Maslow ALSO says that the self-actualizers “attempt to grow to perfection and to develop more and more fully their own style.”
Picasso DEFINITELY did that.
The question for Today is this…
There may not be any perfect human beings, but there are no more noble and Heroic pursuits than doing our ABSOLUTE (!) BEST trying to perfect ourselves in service to something bigger than ourselves.
Day 1. All in.
Here’s to doing the hard work of showing up and doing our best in our attempt to grow to perfection to develop more and fully in our own style.
LET’S GO, HERO!