Give up on (trying to perfect) yourself. Begin taking action now, while being neurotic or imperfect, or a procrastinator or unhealthy or lazy or any other label by which you inaccurately describe yourself. Go ahead and be the best imperfect person you can be and get started on those things you want to accomplish before you die. Masstake Morita, M. D.
My take on accomplish is pretty expansive, expecially since I got cancer. It includes Tai Chi, and art classes, writing this blog, letting my dear ones know what I love about them, going back to work at Wellspring when my treatment is finished, making plans to climb Mt Fuji (or at least summ-of-it) in September 2009 with a group of other cancer survivors to celebrate life. You get the picture.
With love, Trudy