I like the Swedish word “Lagom”, which roughly translated means just enough. No need to strive for better and better when lagom, will do. To want more than lagom is considered showing off or even vulgar by Swedes.
The Book of Life has a nice piece today on how we can apply the similar concept of good enough to our lives:
“It takes a good deal of bravery and skill to keep even a very ordinary life going. To persevere through the challenges of love, work and children is quietly heroic. We should perhaps more often sometimes step back in order to acknowledge in a non-starry-eyed but very real way that our lives are good enough – and that this is, in itself, already a very grand achievement.”
Full piece here.