110%

Are you a perfectionist? Do you question yourself over and over? If you’re working on a big project, after putting in 110% you still feel like it’s not enough?

I’m like that in a lot of ways. Trying so hard, wanting everything to be perfect. Afraid of getting criticized and making mistakes.

For example, I use to re-read my articles over and over. I wouldn’t post anything until I got it proofread. I wanted to make  sure it was understood and OK to post. I drove myself crazy, and when no one was around to reassure me, everything came to a stop. That made me feel anxious as ever.

Ridiculous huh? I mean, if I was trying to win an award, or even submitting an article to the New York Times, OK. I have a right to be such a perfectionist. After awhile, I told myself…nothing can be perfect. I will make mistakes. I sometimes may sound stupid and make no sense at all. But so what? I’m still doing it, I’m still trying.

I’ve found the courage to put myself out there. Flaws and all. 110% raw. Why? Because this is me, the imperfect, the over analyzer, but optimistic, and sometimes a spas :O) I’m not here to be better than anyone, to prove anyone wrong. I’m here to express my imperfect self. I’m here hoping to help someone. I’m here hoping someone is going to help me. We all can learn from each other. Open each others eyes, shed some light on things that are important to us.

Whatever you’re working on, do your best. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Put it out there. Make mistakes. You will get better every time. Trust me. People who wait for the perfect time, the perfect results, they lose. The ones who take action, the ones who try their best may not succeed the first time, but they get better.

If our child is too afraid of missing the net that they don’t take the shot enough, he/she will lose. The child that takes the shot who misses 5 out of the 10, he/she has won. Five is more than zero right?

Go for it…

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About me…let’s see….I would say I am a TRUE Virgo. If you knew me, then you would so agree. There are quite a few things I care deeply about. Off the top of my head, I would say with much passion, my family, friends, the environment and world peace. Oh and animals. Can't forget them. I think I love animals more than most humans, lol. I believe it’s important to surround yourself with good people. Be picky with who you let in your circle. The environment, the earth does not belong to us. We are merely just visiting for a period of time. So lets no abuse it. World peace, that’s a hard one. It’s not a perfect world, but wouldn't it be wonderful if every child, women and man were safe? We can’t change the world and every single soul living on earth. But one person can make a great difference in the surroundings in which they live. Wouldn't you agree? Let’s not forget what fuels my soul, music. It speaks for me when I can’t. It expresses my feelings when I am unaware of what they are. It has a way of lifting my spirits when I am down. It has this magical power that is able to touch my heart with just lyrics alone. I wouldn't know what I would do without it. Poetry, I love poetry. In all forms...written or spoken.

2 thoughts on “110%

  1. “Five is more than zero”… Hey, I like that… I’d say I was a perfectionist too and I sometimes drive myself crazy when I’m writing my blog, tinkering with the same few words over and over again… Sigh…

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