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Wins and Weaknesses Wednesday: Goodbye Perfectionism

Time to let go!

                        Time to let go!

I’ve seen a significant shift in the past week.  I’m beginning to let go of perfectionism.  (Time to release the hound!)  This has not be a quick, clean break, but I am making definite progress.  This is helping me move more freely because Perfectionism is best friends with Procrastination. Where one goes, the other follows.

I had a wonderful Vision Workshop last week, and I am making progress with my reading and spiritual journaling.  I also had a fantastic coaching session today, and I’m excited about making the “business” work of my business FUN and to clarify my vision even more so that I can fully put it on.

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Much love and many blessings. ❤

Perfectionism, Softball, and Living Like You’re Dying

I had some thoughts today while I was meditating, and they were on these themes:

1) Perfectionism.  Perfectionism prevents me from acting.  I want things to be perfect, but I don’t even know what perfect is.  Sometimes I can tell that things will not be perfect, and so I don’t want to do them at all.  This stunts my growth.  Where did this come from?  Is this simply an over-active aspect of myself?  I’ve certainly received a lot from being perfectionistic: pride, accolades and awards, good grades, etc.  I need to see more value in infancy, in exploration and imperfection.

2) We need to approach life and others as if we are softball outfielders.  When I was first learning to play in the outfield, I used to immediately run in a few steps when the ball was hit, before knowing the trajectory of the ball.  Thus, the ball would sometimes soar over my head.  My dad had to teach me to force myself to be still when the ball was hit, to receive where the ball was headed, and then to act.  It occurred to me today that this is a great approach to people and to life.  Instead of being aggressive and barging ahead, it is good to be still for a while, to first receive input from the inner self or from whoever we are interacting with.  Then, we can have a better assessment of the situation and have more productive outcomes.

3) I’ve thought about this before: why do we have to wait to get a terminal illness before we can appreciate life?  Why do we have to feel like we don’t have much time left to be grateful for every moment that we have?  What if TODAY we were grateful for simply existing?  What if tomorrow we woke up, grateful for another day on this planet?  There is so much information about the benefits of present-moment-mindedness and gratitude.  We can start right here, right now.

Love and blessings to all of you.  I am grateful for each and every one of you and for today!

Summary Saturday/Sunday: Walking the Tightrope

Lately I’m walking a tightrope.  I guess it could be seen as duality.

Optimism vs. Pessimism

Perfection vs. Satisfactory

Drama vs. Objectivity

Panic vs. Peace

Frustration/Fury vs. Acceptance of What Is

I’m teetering on the “vs.”  I’d rather swing to the better side of things!

I’m At THAT Point

"Young Asian Boy With Hand Sign" courtesy of arztsamui/

“Young Asian Boy With Hand Sign” courtesy of arztsamui/

You know when you haven’t done something in a while, and it keeps looking bigger and harder to you until you question if you could/should do it at all?  I’m at that point.  With quite a few things in my life actually.  And blogging is one of them.  And I know perfectionism is creeping in again, preventing me from getting anything done.  So, my goal for this week is to be “sloppy.”  Just do a sloppy job on everything, so it gets done.  Now, will it really be “sloppy”?  Probably not.  It will be just fine.  But my perfectionistic side will think it’s sloppy, and it will be satisfied that I’m labeling it as such.  Is this healthy?  I don’t know.  But at least I know it will get things done!

Things that I intend to do a satisfactory job on this week:

1. Blogging every day again.

2. Cleaning up the house. (every day)

3. Finishing up grading for report cards.

4. Updating my vlog profile on letsvlog and making another video

5. Writing (non-blog) every day.

6. Doing something job-search related/life purpose related every day.

7. Exercising every day.

Potential future posts:

1. Welcome to the School of Metaphysics

2. More Numerology!

3. Transcribing Intuitive Reports

4. Car to the Doc

5. The End of An Era

6. Dream Attack

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