Time Management Tip: Be good, not perfect
Have you ever gotten stuck when you’ve tried to start your work because you’re afraid you might fail? Or maybe it’s something new and outside of your comfort zone, and you aren’t sure what the response will be. I wish I could blame Pinterest or Instagram for the fear that so many of us struggle with – to do something perfectly or not at all – but I don’t think social media has anything to do with it. Fear of failure, judgement, criticism, being seen as less than or flawed – that comes from somewhere deeper. A place that has been hurt by past mistakes, people who have given up on us when we aren’t perfect, expectations that have been far too big to meet.
The work we do for God’s kingdom, our holy hustle? It comes with a feeling of weight and responsibility – it’s not about us, it’s for God. But God will never leave us because we don’t do His work perfectly. He has a plan and a purpose for each of us, right where we are but if we allow fear and perfection to keep us from getting started, we might miss the right-now blessings God wants for us. Today, work confidently knowing that your work is good, and that you can do it well – but let go of the need to do it perfectly.
Inspiration: “If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my axe.” —Abraham Lincoln
Resource (affiliate link): 30 Days to Joy
I received this adorable journal in the mail the other day and have had such fun going through it. It’s a one month creative journal that gives you daily writing/drawing prompts to help you discover what joy means in your life. What a great way to spend your work breaks in a way that might inspire and energize your creativity! It’s also full of beautifully handlettered quotes about joy and would make a really fun gift for a friend.