When It's Good to do Things Badly

Written by Mary Wilkey


How many times have you heard "If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well"?

Being somewhat of a perfectionist by nature, I adopted this very credo years ago. Consequently, I've been frustrated most of my life!

As I've grown busier and busier overrepparttar years, I've finally realizedrepparttar 124056 real truth about this old adage. It simply isn't true!

Certainly,repparttar 124057 world is full of things worth doing and worth doing well, but it is also loaded with things that, although they are worth doing, they do not fall into that special arena reserved for things worth doing well!

Take folding clothes, for instance. It is a necessary task and certainly worth doing; otherwise, your appearance is going to suffer greatly. However, it is NOT necessary to fold them perfectly. Smoothly yes, perfectly no!

Mundane tasks like this should take up as little of our time as possible, and to fuss over them consumes our precious time better spent on more profitable endeavors.

Playing games is another instance of something not worth doing well—unless, of course, you're doing it professionally to make a living. Oh, I know it's enjoyable to play well, and you should play torepparttar 124058 best of your ability if you're going to play at all—but to spend time perfecting game skills just for repparttar 124059 purpose of attaining a high score is totally ludicrous. Not that it isn't fun to win—it is—but that's all amateur games should be—fun.

Eliminate Those Self-Limiting Beliefs!

Written by Anita Foley

It was once believed thatrepparttar earth was flat. Columbus sailed around it and proved otherwise. It was once believed man could never fly faster thanrepparttar 124055 speed of sound. Chuck Yeager exceeded Mach 1 inrepparttar 124056 Bell X-1 and proved otherwise. It was once believed that no one could run a mile in under four minutes. Roger Bannister ranrepparttar 124057 mile in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds and proved otherwise. They all achievedrepparttar 124058 impossible because they were able to break through self-imposed barriers and self-limiting beliefs!

Do you hold self-limiting beliefs that are preventing you from reaching your goals? If you won’t or can’t let go of these beliefs, you’ll likely find yourself doingrepparttar 124059 same old thing for years, thinking that nothing will ever change for you. Sadly, nothing ever will, unless you can shake those self-imposed limitations.

Interestingly, even though there are millions of different people with millions of different personalities, many sharerepparttar 124060 same negative beliefs. Do these sound familiar to you?

I Don’t Deserve It

Do you think that success and wealth are things other people deserve, but not you? Do you really think that you were created in some inferior manner compared to everyone else? That is not true. You were created just like everyone else and haverepparttar 124061 same right andrepparttar 124062 same potential as everyone else to achieve your goals.

It’s Not Possible

Do you feel that your goals are impossible to reach? Sailing aroundrepparttar 124063 world, breakingrepparttar 124064 4 minute mile, and breakingrepparttar 124065 sound barrier were all said to be impossible. These were limiting beliefs which were eventually changed.

It’s Too Hard/Too Much Work

Too many people today are looking to make a quick buck by doing nothing. They’ve been led to believe that they will simply fall into a gold mine and achieve wealth with little or no effort. Hey, evenrepparttar 124066 people who did fall into gold mines duringrepparttar 124067 gold rush had to do a little digging! However, it doesn’t have to be hard and it can actually be FUN to make some changes in your life.

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