I am putting together a few posts seen in the last day or so. Hang on, here goes.
Let's start with a posting by Curt Rosengren on Antiperfectionism exercises. Curt quotes in turn from Do it now! by William J Knaus.
"Eliminate perfectionism and failure from your life by redefining what you do. Within this tolerance zone you see your actions as a series of experiments. You test your thoughts against reality and use the reactions you get to modify what you do. In this classic accomodation mode, you learn what works, what doesn't, what to quit doing, and when to do more."
Let's move on to The People Whisperers an article in Slate by Eric Liu.
"Teachers like Ivana Chubbuck are not just picking up a student's vibes and following them blindly; they have a distinct point of view to impart, a method to pass on and a goal to achieve. They manipulate. And that's not inherently a bad thing. When you think about it, every act of teaching is a kind of manipulation. We hope—we trust—that the manipulation is well-meant, guiding us to discovery and to a clearer sense of our own voice. But ultimately, we can be sure of that only by trying, by entering into the apprenticeship. "
And continue with two quotes posted by Tom Asacker
Albert Camus on personality
"We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die."
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel on passion
"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion."
If you chose, your life can be a challenge.
Moving towards that which you want to be.
By watching, by listening, by following,
by discovering the truth of yourself.
What makes you tick.
What floats your boat.
What gets you up in the morning.
What after you finish doing, you can take a big sigh and relax with a sense of completion.
We can't be perfect. We just need to try to be.
We just need to find that which provides the passion to keep going.
Have you made a choice?
Where are you going?