Sunday, October 6, 2013

100% Will Paralyse You

To live 95% life, instead of striving for perfection; disables and paralyses us because we always fail.

I have often been told I am too hard on myself and also have too high expectations of others.

I was reminded of a couple of very important things last weekend from a very wise friend.

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind and Cast every thought captive to the obedience of Christ and speak positive words every day, not only to others, but also to myself!

I believe I speak positively and am a relatively positive person, but I need a daily affirmation statement to speak to myself each day and that includes reminding myself that I do an excellent job at what I do and whilst striving for the best, I am not letting God down when I do not achieve 100%.  Paul says he strives for the finishing line of the race, but I do recall reading that he says he must be first!

I worked with a lady who gave me some good advice which perhaps I need to revisit even in my current job as things appear to get busier and busier with less people.  It went something like "do my best, but do not become pedantic about making a mistake and double-checking everything."

I also had a bit of an overwhelming day one day this week and had a mini-meltdown in front of someone and they immediately did not know how to respond to my emotions; do not let work upset you or take things personally, etc.  Alas, we are all unique individuals and we handle stress and stuff in different ways and then I was reminded of another valuable statement I learned a month or so ago at a Grow Together In Marriage weekend my husband and I attended, "Feelings are neither right or wrong."  Brilliant!  So, depending on which side of the above conversation you find yourself in, remember all of the above.