One day last week I went to work, worked all day, and when I got home and changed my clothes, including my shoes I realized that on my left foot I’d been wearing a shoe from one pair, and on my right foot I had a shoe from a different pair.
I did not notice all day, and I’m sure no one looks at my feet, because I wear uninteresting, black, tie shoes that fit my orthotics. My orthotics are slightly different, yet comfortable and correct the angle of my feet.
I hadn’t done that for a very long time. I had a laugh, certainly forgave myself for doing something so silly, and thought about it.
In the old days I was a perfectionist to an extent in some areas – knitting, crocheting, sewing, playing piano, ukulele, singing, taking care of my kids and especially Leila and the activities I do on her behalf. I had to learn to let go of that desire for perfection. And then I was much happier and got more things done.
Also, I learned that the only one who cared about my being perfect was me. No one else did. I was my own worst enemy and critic. That’s usually the case for most people.
Now I celebrate what I do right, laugh at an learn from the things I do wrong, and continue to “fail” forward, or maybe I should rephrase that – I continue to move toward success in anything I set my mind at doing.
All I can control is what I think and what I do. When I keep it positive good things happen – even it they’re not right away, but I never know when they will happen. I just expect them to happen. That’s what I’m telling the universe and expect the universe to come through one way or another.
So, here’s to 2 different shoes!
Wishing you network marketing success by not being perfect,
Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer