Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Good Enough

Hello, September!  Welcome to the unofficial beginning of the New Year. (Who picked January first, anyway? It's dark and cold and often icy and I'm inspired to do nothing more than snuggling under blankets and sip hot cocoa.) Time for resolutions, new habits, closet cleaning, out-with-the-old...unless the old is working for you. Many times, it is.

But then, sometimes not.

So when you google things like "new habits", you'll receive all sorts of helpful advice about sticking with any changes you want to make in your life. Having a concrete goal, breaking it down into daily steps, deciding if you're working toward or away from that goal (interesting, yes?), and removing temptation crop up in many articles. (Removing temptation? Eh. What are you going to do, lock yourself in a closet?)

I happen to like this piece of advice: Be Imperfect. I really, really like that. Expect slip ups, assume all will not go well as you pursue whatever it is you are pursuing. Because if you don't demand perfection...then you can't use it as an excuse to quit.

What would you like to accomplish while enjoying this beautiful fall?

3 comments:

Glynis said...

Thanks for finding me on Twitter. I had lost several google blog links and am not sure why. Yours was one of them Gillian.

I like being imperfect, I never let anyone down that way. ☺

I am going for the NaNoWriMo challenge in November and writing book two.I am helping my dying friend plan her wedding, sad but a happy thing at the same time. My autumn is full.

Anna Carrasco Bowling said...

Hi, Gillian, and thanks for the lovely comments on Draperwood at Red Pencil Thursday.

I'm an autumn person too - fall is when I get my super powers back. Something about the cool, crisp air and colorful leaves puts me into overdrive. Number one priority is to get two ms polished and making the submission rounds.

Gillian Layne said...

Glynis, so glad to hear from you! And how touching that you are helping your friend. I hope her special day is magical.

Anna, I love the thought of super powers. Thanks for stopping by!