The Organic Apprentice

sowing the seeds of learning!

Farm + Perfectionism = No

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Lately I have been forcing myself to not be as meticulous with the details of tasks I undergo as many of the jobs around the farm could require a LOT of time. However, some of these tasks will not be improved by somebody nit-picking the finer details of the job. If a row of seeds are not perfectly straight… its not a big deal.

Those five words have been very significant when it comes to being overly particular about tasks: ITS NOT A BIG DEAL. Knowing when to step back from a job and say “This will work” is often enough. I can’t imagine how long it would take to rake a 120ft-long garden row for rocks if I was trying to pick out every rock. There are numerous jobs around the farm where I have been told to not worry too much about the ultimate result as long as specific goals are met.

Perhaps we could all benefit from not sweating the small stuff and focusing on practical, functional, results rather than striving to reach theĀ unreachable; perfection.Image


Author: mattsongrif

I'm a Therapeutic Recreation student who loves nature, wind, coffee, and playing in dirt.

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