Life is not perfect, so keep making adjustments along the way.

Self doubt can be the most paralyzing feeling you experience. You can be sprinting down your path full of confidence when from no where comes self doubt and knocks you sideways. It stuns you and blocks you. It stands in front of you mocking the very things you believe. Tearing every shred of assurance you have away. It can be a terrifying experience as there is no way of seeing it coming. It often comes when after being passionately involved in something for so long with careless abandon and complete self confidence that you are going in the right direction, when suddenly you look up and don’t have a clue where you are or how you got there!

You look back at what you have been doing as if it is the first time you have seen it. It looks strangely unlike how it was in your mind, only a few moments before. Is this mine? Has someone swapped my life for another’s without my knowledge? Then, once the panic subsides, you look again at whatever it is you have been doing. Your eyes seem to adjust to what you are seeing and you realize that on the most part you like what you see. A few adjustments here and there should have this back on track in no time, and the smile begins to return.

So many times in the past I either failed to wait before trashing what I had done, or worse failed to look up when charging through life. I came to realize that self doubt happens to everyone but it’s how we deal with it is the difference between those that create and those that freeze. Whatever it is you do understand that there will come a time that you need to look at your work or self and be honest with what you see. It may not always be great, but everything in life is a work in progress, there is no such thing as perfection, just a constant adjustment process that keeps you moving forward. How fast or far forward comes down only to you.

4 thoughts on “Life is not perfect, so keep making adjustments along the way.

  1. Very true! Life here on earth can never be perfect…but one day we will find perfection…but until that day we must keep on keep’n on! 🙂 My fav pix: 3rd in the 1st, 2nd and 5th rows. 🙂

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  2. I have to agree with you, life is a constant work in progress and for me personally… I wouldn’t have it any other way. Almost everything tends to come together in it’s own ironic kind of way.

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    1. I think you can have perfect moments (like a perfect first date, a perfect interview, a perfect kiss), but other than that, I don’t walk around looking for or expecting perfection. And when you really think about it, would you want to be perfect??? Flaws are what make us human.

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  3. It is obvious that you have given life an enthusiastic go and has been making adjustments from thereon. Otherwise, how could you come up with your daily masterpieces which can only emanate from the heart that knows?

    That’s an actual house and balloons in the National Geographic! I wonder if it is inspired by UP or UP was inspired by that.
    🙂

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