Some mornings it becomes so clear how much we ought to give up our notion of how things should be and simply let them be. We would find more peace.
Certainly our nattering doesn’t change things one bit. Mother Earth in her ageless wisdom cannot concern herself with our individual joy or sorrow.
The cycle of life turns – be happy that we are part of it; be humble in the presence of such a season…… the turn of the day…… the month….. the year.
Then I read this at http://abbottk.spaces.msn.com/ and just had to pass it on:
|You Don’t Have To Be Perfect|
by John Colanzi
I don’t know about you, but I wasted a lot of time in my quest for freedom. I worried about making mistakes. That was my biggest mistake of all.
You spend your youth being graded by your teachers. You take endless tests rating your performance. Your peers rate your dress and your actions. You are being conditioned to live in a world of A’s, B’s and C’s. You judge your worth by the opinions of others.
How do I know? I’ve been there. Every time I wanted to make a change, I would hesitate. What if I made a mistake? What if I looked stupid.
You know what? It doesn’t matter. If you want to accomplish your goals, you must decide that it’s ok to make a mistake. You are not being graded anymore.
No matter what you do, some people will not approve. Once I realized that, I was free to experiment. I could test new ideas. The feeling was liberating.
I don’t have to be perfect and neither do you. Do you want to write articles to promote your business? Do it. What if it’s not perfect? It doesn’t matter. You’ll get better with practice.
I write at least an article a week and I still haven’t got it right. I make spelling errors, use poor grammar, but I keep plugging. I’ll keep at it until I get it right. I just wrote a free ebook. So far I’ve revised it 5 times and will probably have to revise it another 100 times. If I waited for it to be perfect, it still wouldn’t be in circulation.
Don’t wait to be perfect. Start from right where you are and make corrections as you go. In the words of Theodore Roosevelt:
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
Copyright 2000 – 2001 John Colanzi. John publishes the "Street Smart Marketing" newsletter. To subscribe email firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t upset the old folk……
A grizzled old man was eating in a motorway cafe when three Hell’s Angels’ bikers walked in.
The first walked up to the old man, pushed his cigarette into the old man’s apple pie and then took a seat at the counter.
The second walked up to the old man, spat into the old man’s milk and then he too took a seat at the counter.
The third walked up to the old man, turned over the old man’s plate, and then he took a seat at the counter.
Without a word of protest, the old man quietly left the cafe.
Shortly thereafter, one of the bikers said to the waitress,
"Humph, not much of a man, was he?"
The waitress replied, "Not much of a truck driver either, he just backed his lorry over three motorcycles."