Thursday, November 8, 2018

Today's Quote: Charles Kettering


Text:
...a certain amount of intelligent ignorance is essential to progress; for, if you know too much, you won't try the thing.
~ Charles Kettering

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Perfectionism

Derek Thompson in The Agony of Perfectionism talks about worrying about "perfection" can keep you from being happy. There are too many choices. It is sort of like the grass being greener on the other side:
"The paradox of caring too much about having the perfect version of everything is that you wind up feel dissatisfied with all of it...

In short: The Internet doesn't have to make you miserable. But if you insist on comparing your choices and your life to every available alternative accessible through a Google search, it will.

...We don't know everything. We don't have everything. And that's okay."
Taylor Buckley also says:
Does anyone else get held back by their own perfectionism?

Do you find that you can’t adopt healthier ways of eating because you feel like you don’t have the time to go to the store, do all the planning, and make all the food?
Do you feel like you can’t start going to the gym until you have the perfect workout plan, clothes, body…?

So many times in our life we are held back by our own desire to have everything put together before we feel comfortable starting. In a way, that’s actually a really silly thought, the one that starts with, “I will do this when _____”. If we are always waiting until some magical when, then how will we ever actually start to do anything?

Can you tell when you are making good choices and good plans and when you are tripping yourself up? If you are feeling happy about your choices and actions, then keep doing what you're doing. If not, consider doing it differently. You can do it! Baby steps!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Today's Quote: Bill Clinton


Text:
The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.
~ Bill Clinton