“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”
I won’t lie–this week hasn’t been easy. Lots of new things I’m adjusting to, working through personal doubts, and feeling lots of resistance.
But I’m really, really trying to take my own advice. I’m focusing my energy on learning from my mistakes/weaknesses and using them to my advantage to progress. To continue to realign realistic goals for me and our family while still feeling the thrill of working towards things that intimate me just a little.
Progress, not perfection is the mantra.
As I’ve been coming out of my discouragement hole-in-the-ground I’ve decided to carefully focus on the most essential aspects of my day. My 5 Minute Journal helps me do that. So does morning scripture study. Taking notes on a big yellow legal pad about what isn’t working and what I can change to makes things flow. Writing out what it is that I really want–even if I already know–helps me remember the big picture if I’ve lost the enthusiasm to fight for it.
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
George Bernard Shaw
I’ve gone from inactivity from feeling overwhelmed to step-by-step action towards the things that renew me in deed and purpose. It feels good. I’m making progress day by day because I’m enjoying the slowness of my needed renewal instead of expecting total order + confidence in all things this second.
The whole process lets me get back into loving myself and all of the imperfections of life.
How do you handle life’s bumps in the road? And avoid the ever-tempting pursuit of perfectionism? Please share–I’d love to hear.
Go out + live boldly.
the sleepy time gal