Easy Does It

Perfectionism is man’s ultimate illusion. It simply doesn’t exist in the universe… If you are a perfectionist, you are guaranteed to be a loser in whatever you do. David Burns, MD.

I read that quote in a book I am reading about writing. The key, they say… is JUST write. Don’t think about being perfect. I love that thought. Wanting to write “perfectly” stops me in my tracks every single time.

I wanted to share that quote before I headed out the door.

The image is a beach in south Texas. It looks pretty inviting right now. 

I have some other great quotes and information I want to share… and will do that as soon as I can.

Peace and Love—
Janet

Perfectionism leads to paralysis, which leads to procrastination. Ain’t that the truth!!

The Big Picture

So, I was reminded of something while reading a fellow blogger’s post (thank you Rob) this morning. It’s something that actually helped me a great deal not too long ago…

Looking at the BIG picture.

Being new to Christianity, and fairly new in the program—the first things I had to face were my defects. My wrong thinking. My sinfulness.

I had learned, early in life, how to dodge my fears by becoming someone that I was not. You know…a people-pleaser. Give them what they want. Tell them what they want to hear. Be who THEY want you to be. The problem here is that now I’m not even sure who THEY were. My peers when I was young? Well, that’s not what I want to dwell on. I’m getting sidetracked.

The point is that once I looked in the mirror and faced the bad head on, I lost complete sight of all the positives. I almost couldn’t remember the good things I’d done in life. That might be why a lot of my posts are about my memories. I’m finally starting to recall, and embrace, the great experiences that I’ve had. Things I’d almost forgotten!

Some months ago I came across a book on learning to love yourself. What the author taught is that we’re not defined by any one quality, or character defect for that matter. For every negative, there’s an equally important positive. Making a list of ALL of your traits, and looking at THAT, is what allows you to see yourself as a whole.

Maybe I overthink, but after I mentioned procrastination last night I started thinking that I wasn’t being fair. Yes… I sometimes procrastinate, but I also have a lot of ambition. I’m not going to leave things on a negative note. For every downside, there is an upside.

Anyway, after I pushed publish last night I decided to challenge my procrastinating tendency, and I went on to browsing frame ideas online. I have some wonderful, creative visions dancing around in my head. I’m excited!

Tomorrow is HERE, and I’m moving forward. No excuses. I’m holding myself accountable. I guess you could say that I’m not chasing the wind today…

I’m chasing my dreams.

(The featured image was taken in downtown Denver, when I was living in Colorado)

Rewiring My Hard Drive

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Saturdays are thrift store days for me and my mom. This tree is outside one of the places we go to regularly. I actually took my camera today because whenever I don’t I see something interesting to photograph. Murphy’s Law, I guess.

And now I’ve dropped my phone a few too many times so it doesn’t take good photos anymore. I need to get the screen replaced and keep putting it off. Which leads me to the rewiring of my hard drive. Procrastination; putting off the important things today that I can do tomorrow.

Like alcohol… almost ALL of the things that catch my interest, that are pleasurableseem to suck me in and practically take over. Like little predators, invading my brain. My hobbies these days are healthy, granted, but there are tasks that I should be doing. You know, like getting the screen replaced on my phone. And then there’s this…..

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The frames. I am accumulating more and more, with each little trip to the thrift store (and these are just the small ones). I get a little queasy when I start thinking about digging in and getting my hands dirty; trying to transform them into something unique and worthy of being sold. So… I’m doing a little rewiring and I’m going to get started on these.

Tomorrow.