WEEK 2: IMPROVING MINDSET
We build new habits by practicing over and over and having patience with ourselves while we learn to take a new path.
"It's not the making of mistakes that matters; it's HOW WE HANDLE IT that decides just how deeply we can learn."
START HERE WITH THIS VIDEO: 7 Min
Perfectionism carries two ironies. The first is this: Those who are trying to be perfect are getting in their own way WHILE they are trying to do really good work. The striving wastes time, energy and attention. Even if perfection were achievable – which it’s not - the cost far outweighs the benefits.
Last week, your practice was to start paying attention to your FIRST thought when you have made a mistake. This week, we are going to add an element to this practice. Continue to notice your FIRST thought, and then notice your SECOND thought. When I say thought, it includes the words you say to yourself, the way you feel emotionally and the way you feel physically. Specifically, pay attention to what happens after you become AWARE of your first thought. Do your thoughts/feelings/sensations change? Can you find space to be kind to yourself and perhaps do something differently than you typically do?
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