Monday, May 16, 2016

Perfectionism

So here is a little secret about me.  I am a bit of a perfectionist.  If I can't do something really well, I won't do it at all.  The bad news is that one of the things I can slay at is eating.  I am a phenomenal eater.  I love healthy food.  I also love unhealthy food.  I really just love food.  That love is the reason that I am not happy with my size and don't have great stamina. And then, because I don't have great stamina, that perfectionism thing creeps in again.  Can we see the pattern that is starting to present it's self?  

I don't have these same unrealistic standards for people I care about, it's only for myself.  I am actually a very forgiving person when it comes to the people I care about.  But why is this something that is so hard to do for ourselves?  I honestly don't have the answers and that isn't really what the post is about.  This post is about a promise I am making to myself to give myself a bit of a break.  I don't need to be perfect, I just need to be better than yesterday.  

Most of this call to action has come from a book that I have been reading called Level Up Your Life by Steve Kamb.  He is the founder and creator of NerdFitness.com as well as a former shy and introverted nerd.  He's still a nerd, but he has been able to overcome the shyness and start to live the life he has always wanted.  I'm not even done reading the book yet, but I feel like I need to take action on it.  That's an excellent sign of a good book in my mind.  Any who, the book has been giving me the inspiration I needed to start to make some changes in my life. I feel that in order for me to start to make these changes I need to make my declaration public.  I feel that I need the accountability in order to make it happen.  

So here it is my public declaration.  This is where my story will unfold.  I am going to try as hard as I can to not let my perfectionism get in the way.  I am going to try to be as forgiving and patient as I am with my friends to myself.