At the gym yesterday, I had a conversation with a woman named Gina on the treadmill next to mine. I didn’t recognize Gina as a regular so I asked if she was new to our YMCA. She said that she had started coming to the Y as part of a diet and exercise program, but that it wasn’t going well. When I asked why, she said – and I quote, “I promised myself that I would work out here every day until I lost ten pounds. But last week, I only got here five days. It’s a lost cause!” My first thought was that five out of seven days was a pretty good start. I told Gina this, but I could see that she didn’t believe it. This was looking like an example of how Perfection Icebergs can sink even the best-intentioned plans.