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The first thing

Thursday, January 23, 2014

When I opened my email today, the first thing that caught my eye was a Spark email highlighting a message board topic:"What was the first thing you changed?"

This got me thinking...the first thing I changed was my attitude about perfection. I was taught that if you can't do something perfectly on the first try, don't do it at all. This definitely set me up for many years of self hatred and impatience at my inability to have "will power".

Now, I am mindful every day (even on the days where I eat inappropriately) that just because I keep trying, I am successful. This has made the largest difference in my life, ever.

What was your "first thing"?
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  • v MCJULIEO
    The fight is never over unless I quit!
    915 days ago
  • v CLPURNELL
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    The attitude about perfection is one of the first things I changed too!
    915 days ago
  • v MPETERSON2311
    I changed my organization first. Brought out a notebook and placed it smack dab in the middle of my counter so I could log EVERYTHING.
    915 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/23/2014 3:27:07 PM
  • v KITT52
    to love myself no matter what the scale said


    916 days ago
  • v TANYA210
    I started change the way I thought about myself and started to accept the way that I am.
    916 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Perfectionism is something that I've had to work on too! It can be paralyzing IF we don't work on it . . . failures are lessons learned in how NOT to do something . . . then you re-tool!

    Great blog and thanks. HUGS
    916 days ago
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