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100 Words Replay 23

I often struggle against a tendency to give up if my attempts are less than perfect. As a result, instead of seeing success over the long run by doing my best and pressing on even in less than ideal situations, my need for faultless perfection makes success an unattainable goal.

Realizing that this is not a constructive attitude, I have been working on teaching myself a new mantra:

“You do not have to be perfect. You only have to make wise choices.”

Not surprisingly, moving away from harsh perfectionism and towards wise balance has brought success!

So, I will continue.

100 Words, 07/14/2008

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.