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The "P" word

Monday, September 30, 2013

I always tell my kids, "There's no such thing as 'perfect'." "Practice makes improvement, don't worry about perfect, go for better or amazing, perfect is unattainable".

As I was sitting here contemplating my day I caught myself being upset that I didn't do everything "perfectly". I only tracked my breakfast today and probably had too many carbs and not enough protein.

However, I did put 2 hours in to taming this mess I call a home. My autistic 10 year old daughter commented on how much better it looked when she got home from school! And I did do a 30 minute cardio video this morning.

Everything I ate today was healthy, even though I didn't take the time to record all of it. For lunch I had a turkey wrap and a sweet potato followed by a granola bar and some grapes. Then for dinner I had 2 black bean and salsa soft tacos, no cheese, no sour cream... I'm still hoping staying off dairy will help my sinus problems. I need to make up a full vegan menu for the week. I enjoy food so much more when there aren't any corpses in it... emoticon

So was my day "perfect"? Not by any means. Was it better than last Monday? Definitely! And that's what matters! I will never reach "perfect" but I can strive for excellence and improving just a little bit whenever I can.
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    You are thinking the right way that's for sure! I see to many people give up because they aren't perfect. Who needs that pressure? I love "practice makes improvement"! I might have to borrow that one.
    2774 days ago
    Perfection is failing to be normal. So even if someone could possibly be perfect, they'd still fail at something.

    Prioritize. What are the most important goals you need to accomplish today? If you meet those, you're doing good. Then think about what you really want to get done today and work on that. If you finish all of that, then do something that could get done. If all you accomplish in the day are 2 or 3 important tasks, then you still accomplished something! If you get something started but don't finish it, then just try again another day.
    2775 days ago
    Perfect isn't attainable, and thus we set ourselves up for disappointment and failure. Improvement is the key! emoticon
    2776 days ago
    LOVE your cat on your head. Nope, it's progress not perfection. Even when someone tells you they've done it perfectly there is no perfect. emoticon
    2776 days ago
    Practice what you preach (imperfectly, of course)
    2776 days ago
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