I put pressure on myself to be the perfect mom/wife/teacher, write the perfect book, compose a perfect blog.
Today at least one of those pressures has been eliminated. This blog is not going to be perfect, not that it ever was. But I have decided to take the pressure off. I wouldn’t write unless I had something profound to say. I have five books to review. They’ve been read, but sitting down to write a perfect review has vexed me. No more. I’m going to tell you like it is from now on and maybe in doing that, I can keep a more consistent schedule with this blog, homeschooling, and writing.
Today… a quote or two:
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
― Winston Churchill
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
― André Gide
May you have the courage to stand up and speak when the time presents itself, or sit down and listen when it’s someone else’s time. May your eyes ever be on the distant shore, even if it’s not yet visible.
2 thoughts on “Taking off the pressure”
I get stuck in perfectionism. I worry about making a mistake like on a post or comment that it freezes me at times. But I have to remind myself, I’m not perfect, and I will never be on this side of heaven. One day though. =) And what a joyous day that will be. Not because I’ll be perfect, but I’ll be with my Heavenly Father who has loved me before that first mistake was ever made.
Ah…yes, those will be joyous days and I think we’ll look back and wonder why we tried so hard to be something that God doesn’t expect us to be.
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