It has been a long time since I felt so uncomfortable.
This summer I decided to learn wakeboarding. I have tried it before, but this summer I decided to become better at it!
I forgot how uncomfortable and stressful it can be to learn something you are bad at. I realized that I still struggle with my perfectionism, as I wanted to swim well right away.
I mean, who would like to hit their face (multiple times) into the water in front of a big crowd?
But then I realized:
- Only in challenging situations we are growing.
- Practice and more practice will help.
- It is alright to look silly and no one really cares.
- We shouldn't strive for perfectionism. We should aim for PROGRESS.
Even though I still feel nervous and a bit anxious before going into the water, I also feel motivated to grow and become better. This can apply to any situation. At the end of the day, internal motivation and excitement should fuel us, not perfectionism.
What a thoughtful week following the news on worldwide protests which were fuelled by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
This brought me back so many memories from my volunteering experience in rural Uganda with women last year. So I decided to express my thoughts in a blog post.
This time I am talking about how hard it is for most of us who were born with certain privileges to empathize with others who don't have the same.
👉 Check out my blog post and let me know your thoughts on this topic.
I had a thought today about the word equality and how people places and things carry different qualities. There is no equality amongst qualities I thought. These qualities are distinctive just as smells and tastes are distinct.
How mind blowing is the concept that “thoughts become things”. Teachers say to only think of what you want, never what you do not want. That’s how powerful emotion charged thoughts are, it’s like whatever you feel has to be real. 🤯