Tag Archives: perfection

Guest Post by Sue C. Smith: 6 Ways to Avoid Comparing Yourself to Others (Vita. Consilio. 05.28.17)

We are wired to compare. We compare every day. Will this pair of shoes match my outfit today or go with my outfit tomorrow? Which is the better phone? Will I get to work faster if I take the car … Continue reading

12 Things We Tell Ourselves That Are Completely False (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 343)

“We all talk to ourselves. A major key to success exists in what we say to ourselves, which helps to shape our attitude and mindset.” — Darren Johnson The biggest obstacles in our lives are the ones we create. Our … Continue reading

3 More Ways to Stop Disappointing Yourself with People (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 312)

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” — Bruce Lee Some of the biggest moments of anxiety and distress come from putting our hope in … Continue reading

Flawed and Fruitful (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 299)

1 Corinthians 13:10 (NLT) But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless. As humans, we long for that which is perfect. We strive for the perfect job, the perfect marriage, the perfect house, the perfect … Continue reading

Make Every Effort Your Best (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 291)

2 Peter 1:5 (NLT) In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, When it comes to neurosurgeons and heart doctors, … Continue reading

Aim to Improve (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/02/16)

Everything can be improved; nothing can be made perfect. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

6 Ways We Fail at Progress (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 269)

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — Buckminster Fuller Everyone moves; very few make progress. Progress is not achieved by happenstance or osmosis or … Continue reading

6 Things to Seriously Stop Expecting from Yourself (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 244)

“Expectation feeds frustration. It is an unhealthy attachment to people, things, and outcomes we wish we could control, but don’t.” — Steve Maraboli We all hold to the belief that we must achieve something great in life. We should. Life … Continue reading

3 New Ways We Sabotage Ourselves (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 169)

“Your value lies not in status or title, but in the roots of your character and depth of your compassion.” — Mollie Marti Many times, it isn’t any external force that is holding us back. It isn’t the voices of … Continue reading

Stop Trying To Be Perfect (Live. Pray. Hustle. 05/05/16)

Trying to be perfect in everything makes you good at nothing. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

3 More Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 109)

“Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.” — Seth Godin A lot of times, we don’t make progress because we don’t feel the circumstances are perfect enough. Perfect circumstances, timing, people, or perfect anything should be the … Continue reading

Stop Expecting Perfection (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 96)

(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #5) “If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” — Leo Tolstoy The end of perfection is the beginning of life. Many times, we get frustrated … Continue reading

Stop Trying to Fix Your Weaknesses (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 93)

(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #2) “Winners evaluate themselves in a positive manner and look for their strengths as they work to overcome weaknesses.” — Zig Ziglar We’re not perfect. It is … Continue reading

Mask of Perfection (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/01/16)

When we lay down the mask of perfectionism, we are able to embrace and live our lives as we were meant to live them. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

A Rare Achievement (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 56)

“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” — George Patton What is the rarest thing in the world? White peacocks? Not exactly. Purple carrots? Not even close. Red diamonds? Probably, but not … Continue reading

Perfection Is An Illusion (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/02/16)

If you spend all your time trying to be perfect, you’ll never get to the good stuff in life. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

You’re Awesome, Not Perfect (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 23)

“It’s the imperfections that make things beautiful.” — Jenny Han No one and nothing are perfect. If you find something or someone who is perfect, you’ll find out sooner or later that it’s not as perfect as it’s cracked up … Continue reading

Dead-End Pursuit (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/21/16)

It’s Great, Not Perfect (Live. Pray. Hustle. 07/13/15)

Stop Trying to Fix Your Weaknesses (30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #2)

We’re not perfect. It is a fact of life that each and every one of us possess both strengths and weaknesses. Imagine a world where everybody was good at everything and we did it perfectly. That’s a nice thought, but … Continue reading