Sunday, July 13, 2014

Achieving My Dreams


What is keeping me from achieving my dreams?  My perfectionism mixed with my procrastination.  These are probably two of my most prominent qualities.  I always want what I do to be perfect, and when it’s not working out right away, I find ways of avoiding it.  I never remember that it’s better to just begin, get started.  It doesn’t have to be perfect the first time around. 

I know that in order to improve, you have to practice.  Start small.  I know this.  Putting it into practice is so much harder.  It’s so frustrating.  I have always thought big, in the abstract.  Seeing the trees through the forest is so hard for me to do.  But it’s something I’m working on.  I’m trying to start small, to take little steps. 


I think even just writing this post reiterated to me that I am indeed a procrastinating perfectionist and that I just need to start the things I have to do, and know that it will come together as it should.  I wrote the first two paragraphs on Wednesday, and (contrary to instructions) didn’t post it, because I thought I could make it better.  I’ve looked at it each day since, and have only now decided to just post it. 

BUT!  After I wrote those two paragraphs, I got up off the couch and cleaned the whole main level of our house!!  It seemed like such a daunting task (we get messy), but I just had to get started.  I told myself that I would put everything that needed to go upstairs in a basket.  Then all of a sudden, it was an hour later and the main floor was clean! 

So that is my goal for now, for achieving my dreams: start small.  Stop thinking huge and in the abstract.  Just start where I am with what I have and go from there. 

Thank you for the inspiration for this post goes to Elizabeth at Delightfully Tacky!


  1. Lovely post! I'm definitely in the perfectionism/procrastination category as well. Starting small is a good way to go. :) You can do it!

  2. Procrastination is a big problem for me as well. I agree that starting small is the way to go, though. I've started doing that for everything - even when I'm having trouble finding motivation to do things around the house. I just make sure everything on my To Do list is small so that I can always accomplish a few things, which in turn motivates me to do more because I feel good that I accomplished something!