I have very PERFECTIONIST tendencies ..
Have any of you ever heard of the .. ‘ Three Ps ‘ ..
Here they are .. ‘ The Three Ps ‘ .. and they are KILLERS ..
Perfectionism leads to Procrastination leads to Paralysis ..
My crippling Perfectionism ( I want to do this PERFECTLY ) leads me straight to Procrastination ( since I am afraid that I cannot do this Perfectly I will set it aside for now) and this then leads me into Paralysis ( and Paralyzed .. I may not ever get around to doing it ) ..
Years ago .. YEARS ago .. I read the below quotation and IT CHANGED MY LIFE .. say this slowly .. say this aloud .. say this one word at a time .. with meditation .. put a long pause between the phrases .. I AM ONLY ONE ( long pause ) .. BUT STILL ( long pause ) .. (with emphasis ! with intent ! ) I AM ONE .. here we go ..
I AM ONLY ONE .. BUT STILL .. I AM ONE ..
I CANNOT DO EVERYTHING .. BUT STILL .. I CAN DO SOMETHING ..
AND BECAUSE I CANNOT DO EVERYTHING ..
I WILL NOT REFUSE TO DO THE SOMETHING I CAN DO .. edward everett hale
How do I USE these words .. the INSTANT THAT I FIND MYSELF PROCRASTINATING .. the INSTANT THAT I FIND MYSELF ‘PUTTING OFF DOING’ SOMETHING .. I immediately ask myself .. ” What is it here that I am trying to do perfectly .. and since I feel I cannot do it perfectly .. I am procrastinating .. I am putting it off .. why am I allowing my perfectionism to win over my accomplishing this task.. “
Every word I write .. every photo I post .. I want to be ‘ just so ‘ .. so I say .. ” Well .. I sure can’t write this perfectly .. I can’t possibly decide which one photo is the perfect photo to post .. so I ask myself .. ” What CAN I DO here .. and then I try to DO WHAT I CAN DO ” ..
WITH GOD’S HELP .. WITH GOD’S ASSISTANCE .. I WILL NOT REFUSE TO DO THE SOMETHING THAT I CAN DO !
I hope you enjoy the below photo .. ALAKSA is such a beautiful place to be in this beautiful world ..
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