Friday, May 1, 2009

wisdom from a magazine

I subscribe to quite a few magazines - mostly to keep me entertained while walking on the treadmill at the Y. I found these bits of wisdom in the April body + soul.

Let go of the overwhelming tendency to compare yourself with others. In fact, forget the phrase “as good as” altogether. Decide to appreciate who you are and what you contribute to the people and the world around you.

We’ve all had those middle-of-the-night moments when we castigate ourselves for not knowing better, not trying harder, not being perfect. Throw out the word “perfect.” You can’t succeed big time if you’re not willing to fail - big time. Spend all your energy reliving things that didn’t work, and you’ll have no energy for finding new ways to be fulfilled.

We all have those times when we don’t know where we’re headed or who we are. But you can’t grow if you stay in your comfort zone. Step into the unknown. Release your need for guarantees. Your life will evolve into something better than you can imagine, if you give it half a chance.


  1. I love this Jill! This is a lesson I've been teaching myself over the last couple of years and it's SO nice to let go of hopes of being "perfect." I love not freaking out about every embarassing or potentially embarassing moment or decision of my past. It does make life a lot freer to live!

    I miss chatting with you. Maybe when I've got my latest pain issues under control we can get together!

  2. This is an ongoing lesson for me... I have really used this this past year... I am loving where it takes me and experiences I have had...sometimes I feel like I am jumping off a cliff... but I know I will be caught!

    Miss you... take care

  3. "You can't grow if you stay in your comfort zone." Great line!