Essay on Perfection: Albert Einstein and Conclusion Embrace Failure

Submitted By edlyn972
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It’s not about perfection but about the effort put into it. Failure is guaranteed to cross our road but is up to us to know how to perceive it. Some of the greatest people had the biggest failures. It is a part of life that allows us to learn and become better at what we are striving for. If failure didn’t exist what would we do, what goals would we have? Striving to be perfect is just an obstruction that prevents us from fulfilling our dreams. It is better to repeatedly try and fail at something than to limit attempts and strive for perfection.
Being perfect is a fence that hold people back from their capabilities. Many of us may already be familiar with probably the most famous equation in all of physics E=MC2 and its legendary creator Albert Einstein. It’s ordinary to believe that he was a genius and “perfect” from birth, but that is not the case. At a young age Einstein’s parents thought he was mentally disabled for he never talked until the age of four and did not read until the age of seven. He was underestimated by others and his teacher had even told him “You will never amount to anything!” Einstein began with a slow start, he attended school tried his best, but failed, because of his lack of knowledge he was expelled from schools and denied admittance to others. He could have seen it as a hopeless dead-end but no. Einstein struggled, failed, got back up on his feet, tried again, and these mistakes and attempts was what opened portals to his new ideas and inventions that lead us to see him as of today as one of the most brilliant and greatest scientist of all time. If perfection was his goal he would have never ventured into new alternatives and use his abilities to their full potential.
Having very high standards you set yourself up for failure. Success in any meaningful endeavor is marked by a history of high expectations and accomplishments. At a young age we are rendered to believe that there is no other method in succeeding in life unless you exceedingly surpass the established criterion which in other words means to be PERFECT. Sometimes these rooted thoughts come and follow us into the path of our career. My friend had always been an intelligent person when it came to her studies; she was always trying to be the PERFECT one. Seeing her make a mistake was as common as winning the jackpot for the lottery. Her aspiration in life was to one day become a firefighter, a new skill that would introduce her to inexperienced areas in her life. She had the capability but it was her perfectionism that limited that opportunity. Never having been familiarized with the concept of failure, she was not prepared for what lied ahead. Her strength thrived in her intellect and meeting the physical demands of being a firefighter disillusioned her expectations and was not her strongest attribute. Failing once she could deal with but…