Tuesday, March 26, 2013


The desire to Do It Right has often stopped me dead in my tracks, keeping me from acting when I need to act. Sometimes, even though we don't know exactly what to do, we just have to trust and take a step out on faith. We may not get it exactly Right, but at least we will be moving. Inertia and indecision and waiting to know the exact Right way to proceed often only serve to make the problem worse.

Of course, on the other hand, there are times when it is good and right to sit for a bit, to ponder the next move.

But on the other "other hand" sometimes that's just a stalling tactic, something to hold onto when we are afraid to move.

And, so you see, pursuing perfection can be paralyzing.


  1. lol you have more hands than I do. I know you can do it.

  2. You are absolutely right, Annie! I suffered from Perfection Paralysis for years. But something about living here in the Pacific Northwest, or maybe this town, the City of Subdued Excitement, allowed me to relaxiate and go with the flow. Turning 50 had something to do with it, too. It's like, who's got time? Just do it, already!

  3. I hear ya. One tiny step after another, annie.

  4. All I can say is I can totally relate to this... totally. And where in most places I used to just act, now I sit and do nothing. Not out of the need to be perfect, just paralyzed.... for no reason. Well yes, fear... fear is the great paralyzer. I am now backed into a corner and must do things I do not want to do, and some I do. And in the big picture, I throw up my hands and think, no matter I do... it's not really going to matter..... not in the larger picture.
    enough said

  5. Don't know where you got the quote, Annie, but both it and the words you share here are powerful. In my own way of expressing things, I would put it in terms of: "Grab His anchor-line and go somewhere!"............


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