Are you Using failure as an excuse?
Last week we talked about forming a new habit.
How did your new habit work out?
Were you able to stick to it?
Did you give up because you forgot one day and why bother continuing because you are just a failure anyways?
You're not alone.
I hear that a lot.
Some of that could be because of our good friend negativity bias.
Some of that could be because, as women who struggle with perfectionism, it is a habit to think all or nothing.
Good at or failed. "Why did I even bother trying? Who was I kidding?"
Well lovelies, let's take an honest look at what happened.
You tried because you wanted to.
You tried because you looked at a goal and thought it looked worth a try.
You tried because you are capable.
You gave it a go one day, and maybe even enjoyed it.
You forgot the next day, or day 3, or whenever.
Does that mean give up? Or that you failed?
Or are you choosing to use that as a reason to give up?
As a "permission excuse" to not bother?
Can you give yourself permission to not have enjoyed it and put it aside?
Can you give yourself permission to not be interested in following through after you tried and did enjoy it?
Can you give yourself permission to have prioritized other activities in place of the new habit?
Our main goal is to move from a place of empowerment.
Living our lives from a place of choice and ownership.
It's awesome if you tried something new and gave it up because you didn't enjoy it!
It's great if you looked at a habit in your life and allowed yourself to choose a new step because it didn't work for you timing!
You have control over how you use your time.
You are not an slave to perfect anymore - that's why you are here!
So, whether you kept your new habit in play or not - I am proud of you for trying. For gaining clarity.
And for taking control of how you use your time.
Tea-loving awesomeness. Challenging perfectionism.