You’re not what you think you are.
But, also you’re totally what you think you are
It’s interesting to hear what people think. You may be surprised by the perception of you.
Of course, what other people think about you is none of your business. Not being pinned by other opinions of you keeps you moving forward and not stuck in the mire of issue.
To one right brained spontaneous creative, you are so organized.
To a left brained methodical organizer, you’re so creative.
To one who is intuitive, you are so grounded in reality.
To one using their senses for information on the world around them, it’s incredible how you can see and understand what isn’t there yet.
You’ve probably worked to balance your tendencies out.
Then some inefficiency shows up and you kinda beat yourself up about it.
“I should be better at…” Good enough isn’t a mantra of those trying to achieve.
Yeah, true, but it’s going against your nature.
You may need to cut yourself a break and realize that it’s not your strong suit.
In other words, admit that you’re not what you thought you were, in order to move on.
Realizing it and calling yourself out in that which you had a pride over is tough but after all was done, it kept you from struggling to maintain against your natural tendencies.
For me, the next time I need to get after that task that triggered all this, like being more
organized, I am ready cuz I don’t have to do all the extra work of feeling bad first. I just get to it. Funny, it gets done then. No extra mental weight.
Sure, a more organized person would have done it to the 9’s, better than I would – but I did get it done. It won’t be perfect. Perfect isn’t necessary.
There is no need to hold yourself to a standard created in your own mind –
an extraordinarily high one that is unnecessarily above competence at the expense of moving forward.
Holding yourself to something against your nature slows you down because you get dragged down by it.
So what if I’m not perfectly organized. I am organized. I can do better, and I will, in spurts.
I’d rather hit my natural tendency to spend more time creating.
But that’s me.
Things fit into boxes so neatly.
That is a left brained creation.
Experiencing new things is a creative expression.
If you’re exactly the opposite in your tendencies, the same thought still applies.
Cut yourself a break to get on with it.