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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

being perfect thinking has been a huge part of my life since childhood. i always felt i had to EARN peoples love or respect so i must be the best at what ever i tried. then at some point i gave up and decided since i never achieved that perfection i strived for i just would not even try anymore. what a waste of my life. now i am SLOWLY learning that failing is not really failing but a learning tool so that each time i try i do get better and find a new strength and way to be. it is taking a lot of time to get this in my head but the leasons learned along the way are beginning to take hold and i am making progress along the way.
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    High expectations can be debilitating. Sometimes it's easy to convince yourself that instead of trying your best and failing, it's better to not try at all. Then you haven't failed. You tell yourself that you COULD have done it if you wanted. Lowering your own expectations is a trap. Accepting failure and learning from it is a wonderful thing but so very hard to do. I understand, I've been down this road as well, and it was painful getting off that rutted track and back to striving my hardest and accepting that sometimes that will not be enough. Good luck on this journey of progress!
    1684 days ago
    Failing is not really failing but a learning tool. So true. That is a powerful statement I need to sometimes remember. I felt like I could relate to your blog. Thanks for sharing.
    1685 days ago
  • MYRTLE531
    I can definitely relate to this!
    1691 days ago
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