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Let's Do OK Today

Thursday, November 26, 2020

I made a new emoticon from a comment on my previous blog 'Does it have to be my "best"?' (Although when I reread that comment just now, I see I didn't remember it exactly right--but that's OK!) emoticon I just sent her a goodie with this message, that I thought might be helpful for anyone else who is exhausted by chasing perfection or struggles with disappointment when they don't manage to do their "best":

Your phrase "Let's do okay" has made it into my morning journaling more than once! I've taken to adding 'today' at the end: "Let's do okay today!" My inner parts can get really excited, because we know we can achieve that, rather than the elusive "best." This morning, one part laughed "We might even do Really Good today." I just find it energizing to know I won't fail. I wanted to send a special Thank You & wish you a joyous Thanksgiving Day.

And while I'm thankful to this Sparker in particular, I'm also grateful for this site and for teammates around the country and around the world who are committed to making positive changes. Happy Holidays to us all! Blessed Be, Amanda
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    emoticon It's a great reminder for me too that I don't have to get down on myself for not being 'perfect' with everything I do or say! emoticon

    I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner, but hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving, and will have another beautiful day today!


    88 days ago
  • ROBEC4175
    I hope to do okay today. This is great! emoticon
    91 days ago
    It's excellent advice to be sure.
    92 days ago

    good advise... Strive for Best ...

    accept that most of us cannot be at our BEST all the time, forever.

    94 days ago
    You're the "BEST," Blessed! And this "good enough" can work elsewhere. I remember telling a young colleague, who was worried about not measuring up, to "aim to do a bad job." Her perfectionism was making any work at all impossible. Once she shifted to striving for mediocrity, she was able to do quite well, definitely okay!! So, yes, hooray for just "good enough today"!
    I think the same mental shift inspires "Just 10 Minutes," which has been game-changing for me in the same way.
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    95 days ago
    Excellent advice! I like that it sounds do-able without being a pain!! emoticon
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