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“There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do.”
Jerome K  Jerome

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Goals and prizes…

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“Striving for excellence motivates you,
striving for perfection demoralizes you.”
Harriet Braiker

stairway-828883_640I can’t say I strive for excellence or that it motivates me.  I just want to be good.  Not goody-two-shoes-good, but positive and poised, honorable and honest, courteous and compassionate, friendly and faithful, genuine and good.  I’m fine with being average and though I do think excellence is something we can achieve if we work hard and accept help along the way it’s just not a part of my life agenda.

goal-991460_640I certainly don’t strive for perfection so I am not demoralized by it.  I am trying to be the best me I can be and as hard as I try I am far from perfect. However, I believe the older I get the closer I get to being perfect.  I believe perfection is what we can aspire to but cannot realize in this life for when perfection is realized it is done.

Excellence is the goal. Perfection is the prize.

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Striving for excellence…

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“Striving for excellence motivates you,
striving for perfection demoralizes you.”
Harriet Braiker

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Being scared…

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
Mary Schmich

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No, thank you!
I have no interest in doing something every day that scares me.
In fact, I have no interest in doing something that scares me, ever.
I’ll do something that makes me anxious. I think that happens every day.
But do something that scares me…on purpose?  I think not.

In my misspent youth, I did scary things all the time.
I was not the smartest one out there.
I didn’t know how scary it was out there until I came back to earth.
Sometimes my head is in the clouds and my mind wanders
but my feet are firmly planted and do not stray to scary places.
And that’s the way I like it!

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Do one thing…

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“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
Mary Schmich

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Today and tomorrow…

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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I have never really worried about tomorrow.  Seems to me that today has enough in it to think about without too much thought given to tomorrow. Not that I don’t ever think about tomorrow, of course, I do.  I make plans for tomorrow and the days after I just don’t worry about it.

There are times when worry can creep in but I am good at shooing it away.  I have learned time is too precious and moves too fast for worry. Some people who know me and know that I deal with an anxiety disorder may wonder about those two statements.  But those who know me well will understand. Anxiety is a strange thing and maybe I will write about my battles with it someday but for now, I will just say it has nothing to do with tomorrow.

Really, today is all we have. We can prepare for tomorrow but there is no promise there will be a tomorrow.  Doing your best today is important for this day, today. Tomorrow will just be another today…if there is a tomorrow.

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