She is punctual (my sister will laugh at that one.)
She is proficient…at everything (my brother will laugh at that one.)
She is prominent in every arena she enters (my other brother, well he already does that).
She is also ho!. I couldn’t think of a “p” word that matched hot. How about this, She is also pretty great looking (because great is better than good and pretty starts with a “p”.)
However, I am realizing that not only does She not exist in her perfection,
but she also doesn’t need to because She is not me.
I have accepted Andy Traub’s 31 day get your rear out of bed challenge (my interpretation of his title) via his book Early to Rise. I have always wanted to be one of those morning people everyone boasts about. Mainly the early people boast about it amongst themselves when they are up at the plumber’s crack of dawn (no offense to you wonderful professionals out there) drinking their super-charged coffees and planning the day flawlessly. They don’t struggle with a pillow-love affair that I have. They don’t grumble at the sun as it rises. They greet the day with a hearty hello, jump to their feet, and somehow see 25 hours in a 24 hour day. So when I saw this e-book I thought, “Yes! Here’s my chance to become my true self!” I signed up. I started. I set my clock. I went to bed with visions of greatness.
Oh the power! Oh the prestige! Oh…the clock says 6 am…
I kept going though until I reached my Realization. Six days into my rising challenge, I have woke up to the permission of not being that perfect person. I don’t have to like waking up. I can still be groggy and want to be lazy. However, I can still wake up.
Realization: When choices and feelings don’t match up, go with the choice that will help me be my best me.
Perfectionism, ie dream killer, seeks to give false hope to good intentions. Reality is you CAN be your best you, I CAN possess great traits without the pretense of flawlessness. I CAN hope. I CAN dream. I CAN want better for myself. And I CAN choose to accept imperfect progress as opposed to perfect stillness to see those goals fulfilled. I am real. I am present. And though not perfect, I am ready.
Cheers to the Wakey Wakey Challenge! May you see progress in your dreams today and we’ll be,
Look for challenge post quickies throughout the week! Check out this link for more on Early to Rise.