I don’t know about you, but I’m super hard on myself. If I can do something perfect, I get discouraged easily. That’s ridiculous! If I can’t do something just right, I need to keep working at it to get better.
I remember I used to be HORRIBLE at kickboxing. Steve has taught it for 20 years and I only took a couple of classes and hated every long minute of it because I stunk at it.
When everyone else was jabbing, I was crossing. When people were kicking with the right foot, I was kicking with the left. I struggled so much, I decided to never take it again. It was too frustrating for me and the class made me feel like a failure.
15 years later I started taking it again. I went in knowing I was going to stink, but I also went in committed to working on it. Now, 2 years later, I am pretty darn good at it. I get the routines so much quicker, I am able to keep up and I no longer punch like a girl. LOL! The key was I went in ready to fail but committed to succeed – over time with practice.
No matter what it is, as long as I keep trying, I can keep improving – you and can too.
Do you have a tendency to focus on perfection more than progress? If so, it’s time to change your mind. Expect to mess up, but commit to continuing to try.
Power in Perseverance
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
“we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5