Posts Tagged ‘God’

ALWAYS BE THANKFUL

There are many things that people take for granted.  I am thankful for everything that has been a part of my life from the things that I have accumulated to the friends and family that I have been blessed with,  because in an instant it could all be gone.

About 20 years ago I lost all my physical belongings from my childhood and early adulthood due to a flood that destroyed everything I had stored in a garage.  To me, this was devastating as I had several really good memories from all the things that I had accumulated over the years leading up to that event.  The things that were all lost had always reminded me of good and bad times from earlier days and in my mind will never be replaced.

Even though all these physical items were gone and can never be replaced, I am thankful that there was nothing other than these items with no loss of life or limb from a loved one.  Every single day there are things that happen in this world that we will never fully comprehend, understand, or even have the ability to do something about.  The only thing you can do is plan for the worse case scenario by being prepared for anything that may come your way.

I often do what is called role-playing with scenarios.  It’s almost like doomsday prepping in the sense that I consider many things that could happen or play out with a particular scenario/situation and backwards plan all the things necessary to alleviate as much possibility for loss, damage, and so forth.  By being prepared you can minimize the effects of anything that possibly could happen.  But, in the meantime you can and should be thankful for what you do have and that nothing has happened, yet.

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“If you seek PERFECTION in everything, you will achieve it in nothing”

How many times have you moved something around just after you put it there looking for that perfect angle? How often do you write something down, erase it, and re-write it 100 times until it is perfect? Have you changed clothes, re-applied your makeup, or fixed your hair so many times in the morning and just can’t get it right? It is possible that you could be obsessed with PERFECTIONISM.

If you get bent out of shape just because something is not perfect, you will find yourself on an emotional roller-coaster ride that will lead you nowhere. There is nothing wrong with the imperfections in life. They are there to remind us that nobody is more perfect than God. The bible has taught us that nobody is perfect. ‘For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God’ (Rom 3:23).

This verse reminds us that everyone has sinned and falls short of the glory of God. But even though we are imperfect, God loves us just the same no matter what we do. Below are some tips that will help you overcome PERFECTIONISM.

• Become aware of your tendencies
• See the positive, not the negative
• Set achievable goals/expectations
• Learn to laugh and don’t let anyone steal your joy
• Study successful people
• Get over yourself
• Understand that rejection is not the end
• Understand that constructive criticism is not meant to destroy you, but help you, from another perspective
• Acknowledge your achievements instead of failures (the 80/20 rule)
• Quit comparing yourself to others
• Enjoy the journey, instead of complaining about the path
• Love yourself and what you do

These are just a few. Join the conversation and let me know what tips you have to OVERCOME PERFECTIONISM.

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