It will help you be the best
practice makes progress
it will help you find success
(If you want to hear the whole thing, click the link
and the song will be on the bottom right
once the playhouse Disney page comes up. )
It's true, isn't it? The whole point of us working on things, practicing things, whether it's yoga or cleaning & organizing, or eating right, is to make progress. Do any of us really, truly, think we can achieve perfection? No. We might aim for it, and I might expect it of myself, but I don't think it's actually possible. Actually, I know it's not possible. None of us are perfect. So that means I'm automatically set in a position for failure, at least in my head. I like the idea of expecting progress instead. Lately, instead of beating myself up about not reaching those crazy perfectionist goals, I've simply been telling myself that a little + a little + a little = success. It will add up and get you there.
One of the other things that struck me came from a conversation with my friend, J., yesterday. She and I talked about always feeling defeated, because we're always having something come up, and then we get off track and have to keep starting over. It feels like we're endlessly starting over. Which is depressing. But, maybe we need to just rethink that. Maybe it's just all in our perspective. As long as we do keep starting over, we're that much closer to success. As long as we don't give up when unexpected things come up, we'll stay on the right track simply because we do keep starting over.
I have a long way to go, but I can already see these little + little + little adding up. My house is cleaner. The kids area of the garage is organized now where they can just go out and grab something to play with, and have a spot to put it back. (This is a huge deal now that it's starting to warm up outside.) My
Things are clicking. Things are adding up.
Things are getting more balanced!
Yee-haw! (This is Texas, after all...)
Or, as my youngest just said,
"Yabba Dabba Scooby Dooby Doo!"
May you be blessed with seeing
in things you are working on, too!