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Success Thought of the Day – 5/14/21

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. James Bryant Conant

Without a doubt, one of my biggest challenges is recognizing and celebrating progress.  I am pretty good at cheering others on, but doing it for myself is a challenge.

I have found that two barriers tend to trip us up as humans.  The first I would call the “completion syndrome.”  We can be too quick to view things in binary terms, such as whether the goal is complete or not – when in many cases, we need to acknowledge the progress.

The second barrier is what I would call the “perfection syndrome.”  We often want a model image, that in many cases, we conjure up by way of comparison to others.  As the saying goes, don’t let “great be the enemy of good.”   What is FOR YOU truly is FOR YOU.  Frames of reference, best practices, and benchmarketing is fine, but draw the line between what you use as a guide versus a perfectionist comparison.

Honor your work and your efforts.  Give yourself the gift of acknowledging your progress.

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