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My Biggest Setback

Friday, January 29, 2010

I have i in my head that being less than perfect means failure, that if I slip a little, then it's all been for nothing. So I'd start stong, have an off day, then give up entirely.

I know it isn't a healthy mindset, but it'll take a while to reset my brain. First step, I wrote it out and taped it to my wall. "Imperfection does NOT equal failure." Maybe I should go old school and write it 100 times like I'm in the fourth grade again. Maybe that'll teach me I'm allowed to be human. emoticon

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NICKI2B 1/29/2010 11:33PM

    To me a mistake means I'm still human, after all! With friends I never focus on what they have done wrong, but what they have done right! I try to treat myself like a friend. This has made a huge difference to me! Try it. Ask yourself what you would say to a friend. Helps reprogram the thoughts that roll around in our heads!

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MOTOXMOM40 1/29/2010 11:20PM

    I read, I think in "The Spark"....that when you make a bad choice you can either go in an UPWARD spiral or a downward spiral. The choice is keep it positive and choice the UPWARD spiral is to learn from your mistake and move on...!! Make it positive..!! I hope you don't give up the next time you have an off day.. emoticon

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