Onward and Upward….
So, “Here I go, here I go, here I go again…” How many of you read that Salt n’ Pepa style? (Jill, I know you did! And I only call you out bc you are one of my faithful 7 readers?
Man pushing that “publish” button is stressful!!! I write quite often, but, for whatever reason, when I go back to “tune it up a bit”, I never throw it out there for the rest of the world to read… Why? So many reasons and I can pretty much guarantee 95% of them is because I over think it….
Overthinking is something that I excel at….I haven’t always been this way… I must be making up for lost time!! I worry about the grammar police, I worry about offending someone, I worry about appearing self-righteous or hypocritical, I worry about people thinking I want pity or my ego stroked…You name it and I have probably worried about it in some form or another!!! (I will blog about that later….)
It’s ridiculous…..and exhausting! And, let’s face it, no one really thinks of me that much at all!! Do I need to get up every morning and sit in front of a mirror like that old Saturday Night Live skit, Stuart Smalley, and say, “I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!” Maybe it’s worth a shot!
Seriously, though, I am finished living this way…. It’s a funny thing, the very thing I am not doing out of fear of looking less than adequate is the thing that makes me feel adequate when I actually do it…Life is far too short, so I am going the “fake it until you make it” approach and see how it goes… I will see you in a couple of days!
I read these quotes and loved them…Because am I ever full of imperfections!!! And not that I try to be “perfect” in any way. I suppose my goal is not to look like a complete dumbass every single day…. I don’t think that’s an unreachable goal…Even for me 😉
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” — Paulo Coelho,
“There’s no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.” –Ziad K. Abdelnour