It's this perfection in ourselves that throws us out of balance. And often we're totally oblivious of it. Until certain triggers, relationships, or experiences in life bring us to a place of stuck-ness and we're forced to take a deep look.
See what happened there? Those three simple letters changed everything. All of a sudden it wasn't that I couldn't do something...but that I couldn't do it at this moment. And, if I wanted to, I could do it in the future.
To again be clear, there's nothing high-and-mighty about any of this. People don't give me what I want because they think I'm all that. People give me what I want because I ask for it. Stay with me. This isn't as obvious as this sounds.
With each action step you take, your vision will get sharper, your days will be more joyous, and your creations will better showcase the true you. Remember that you're on a journey of discovery, and it's the journey that is the juiciest part (not the destination).
Instead of fearing what might happen in the unknown, instead of imagining and trying to pre-control worst-case scenarios, we can plan as best we can... and then move forward with a sense of curiosity. We can let things progress, and then respond as needed.
Here's an exercise to help you connect to your inner critic so you can understand what it's trying to protect you from. Understanding your inner critic's fears can help you cultivate compassion for it, and as a result have compassion for the part of you that's still carrying childhood wounds.
It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.
Starting now, we need to get over ourselves. We need to know that, sometimes, looking bad is actually a good thing...because it means we're trying something new, we're stretching ourselves, we're taking on a new adventure.