I am always deeply dissatisfied with my life, and I am OK with this. It gets me out of bed in the morning. I would find it hard to get myself going if everything was perfect. There would be nothing to do.
Jack: You’re quite perfect, Miss Fairfax.
Gwendolen: Oh! I hope I am not that. It would leave no room for developments, and I intend to develop in many directions.
from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Funny, I always think of the quote as having “leaves no room for improvement” some where in it, but there we go improving my recollection of a misremembered quote.
This is how I approach everyday:
Work to make it better than the day before.
Get more done.
Get better work done.
Get the right work done.
Wash, rinse, repeat.