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On Trying to Be Perfect- AHA

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Last night after I had gone to bed, I realized I had not written a blog for the day. I was so tired but thought I had better get up and write one as it is 1 of my fastbreak goals. Suddenly, I thought. AHA You don't have to be perfect all the time, about everything! Can I live with only reaching my goals 6 out of 7 days? Well, yes I can! I still have a real problem when it comes to doing everything right, all the time. When I don't do something perfectly, I tend to quit doing it at all and fall off track. The realization is that if I do what needs to be done most of the time, most of the time I will be ahead. This is not a competition. The only way I can lose is if I quit. I am not quitting and I am just fine with my choice.

Gini emoticon

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MSEMBERSTORM 3/31/2013 10:20PM

    Gini this is so my problem. I am right there with you. We can kick this gal!

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MICHELE142 3/28/2013 12:06PM

    Personally I have never met a perfect person and not sure I would want to. I like to meet people who do make mistakes an who can learn from them. Besides they are more fun to be around. Mistakes are a learning experience. after all we are Human.
So don't worry about what you can not change and worry about what you can change.

Failure only happens when you quit trying! emoticon

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NETSUE64 3/26/2013 9:00PM

    I tend to not even try if I know I can't do it all the way, but even a little is better than nothing!

I don't even join some of the challenges because I don't think I can do them all the way through. Then if I miss a couple days I will just quit because I am too far behind. Some is better than nothing, and I'm trying to learn that.

Thank you for helping me remember that it's okay and I'm not the only one that isn't perfect!

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ID_VANDAL 3/26/2013 12:53PM

    Good blog Gini and right on the money! None of us will ever be perfect so we just keep striving to get better. When we aren't quite perfect then, just as you did, let it go.

We'll get tomorrow. It's only when we quit trying to get better that we fall behind.

You're doing fine so keep it up.



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OTTAWABOUND 3/26/2013 11:17AM

    So true. Today, I was running late and could only do 30 minutes of swimming and I was going to blow it off because I'm up to 40 minutes a session. So I reminded myself that 30 minutes was infinitely better than no minutes and that I wouldn't be able to "make up" the lost swim. So, instead of losing 40 minutes of exercise time, I only lost 10.

Hope you have a great week.

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POOKASLUAGH 3/26/2013 10:51AM

    When I first started this journey, I was using a plan that specifically said to give yourself one day off of each of your goals every week. You didn't have to give yourself off all goals on the same day, but at least once per week, have a day off a goal. This means you have a built-in fail-safe, so that if you don't manage to do something one day (or you do something you're not supposed to), you haven't failed. You've just had your day off. I *love* that principle.

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MICKEYH 3/25/2013 9:37PM

    emoticon Gini emoticon

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PCOH051610 3/25/2013 7:02PM

    How wonderful to come to the realization that this not a race nor a competition. I didn't get any exercise minutes in yesterday and at first it really bothered me. I think we both need to realize that we are opinion the pursuit of progress and not perfection! emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 3/25/2013 1:03AM

    That was a hard lesson for me to learn also. I used to hate not to be PERFECT and learned that this attitude led me to more imperfections than successes. Good for you for accepting that it was OKAY to join the human race. I am proud FOR you.

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MSLZZY 3/24/2013 8:58PM

    Now you know you don't have to be perfect. You are a work in progress and keep on trying. A much better attitude in my book.

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DEBIGENE 3/24/2013 8:41PM

    Do you see now why you are so AWESOME ???? Just saying !!!

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LYNNWILK2 3/24/2013 7:28PM

    Empowerment baby!!! your Aha moment was wonderful, you got up and you blogged your realization that you aren't perfect, but you are consistent and you are following through with your fast break goals.
One thing at a time!!! consistency always wins...

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BELDONDOG1 3/24/2013 5:43PM

    Gini, I don't want to burst your bubble, but NO ONE except the good Lord is perfect.
If that's what you are trying to do, you will fail. You have to stay focused daily and do what it takes to help you along your journey. Don't over-tax yourself, hon. Just do the very, very best that you can do and you will achieve what you are look for.
Love you, Noel

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SEATTLE58 3/24/2013 5:27PM

    They say that it works best if we give ourselves a break every now and then. Oh boy, do I ever and that's my problem, but there is a happy medium and I'll find it one day and I know that you already have! emoticon Gini! You rock! Just keep doing waht works best for you! emoticon

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CAROL494 3/24/2013 3:55PM

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CYND59 3/24/2013 3:55PM

    Too funny - There are more important things to worry about than to get up from bed just to blog. LOL! There are a lot of us that try so hard to be perfect but true perfection will never come. Don't give up but do not worry about mess ups. We all have them!

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