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Let Yourself Off The Hook

Friday, May 17, 2013



No one is perfect; I know... shocking to admit. It's a carefully crafted illusion, a slight of hand you aspire to and don't even realize you will not be able to achieve unless you're willing to invest heavily in it. What you see as the pinnacle of perfection is someone else's highlight reel but your blinders are on so you don't see all that it takes to exhaustively achieve that each day. What are you missing out on because you're trying so desperately to juggle it all, because you ARE missing out on something or someone.

We can't control it all - seriously, we just can't. It's like grains of sand running through our fingers - we have the illusion of containment but eventually it all slips through. Then we berate ourselves, inflaming the negative chorus in our head and we perpetuate that negative, self-destructive cycle all over again.

If we don't make mistakes, how exactly are we supposed to learn? Make a promise to yourself that you will let yourself off the hook and experience all the joys and pleasures life has.
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KAYDE53 5/18/2013 12:12AM

    not letting ourselves off the hook sometimes keeps us from moving on, believe me, I know!! Thanks for sharing!

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IMREITE 5/17/2013 10:12PM

    we definatly need to let ourselves be imperfect and just roll with the craziness life brings us.

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MICKEYH 5/17/2013 8:59PM

    Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 5/17/2013 8:58PM

    Great blog!!!!!! emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 5/17/2013 6:53PM

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 5/17/2013 9:15AM

    Good Blog! Thank you for sharing. I am working on not beating myself up every time I fall off track.
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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/17/2013 9:08AM

    Very thoughtful blog. Below perfection is the idea of "good enough" although we can always strive for improvement.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 5/17/2013 8:58AM

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AKATHLEEN54 5/17/2013 8:41AM

    So true. That's exactly why this is a slow process, it will definitely take a while and we are in it for life!!

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SHERIO5 5/17/2013 8:06AM

    Excellent! It takes a long time to develop all the bad habits, so if it takes a long time to develop good ones, it should come as no surprise.

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KELLIEBEAN 5/17/2013 7:59AM

    Excellent. We really need to turn off the negative dialogue.

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TAFODIL24 5/17/2013 7:44AM

    emoticon thank you for the reminder
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NUTRON3 5/17/2013 7:38AM

    sometimes it is hards, but worth it

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RIDLEYRIDER 5/17/2013 7:08AM

  I have learned to strive for imperfection, then I am never disappointed!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/17/2013 6:54AM

    Absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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MJRVIC2000 5/17/2013 6:50AM

    Stay Connected To Jesus and make the changes a blessing! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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BLUENOSE63 5/17/2013 6:50AM

  I have struggled with the thought of being perfect all my life....no surprise that I was diagnosed with OCD about 20 years ago.....it is a daily mantra I have to say to myself to not to strive to be perfect

Great blog!

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