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Letting Go of Perfection - A Positive Statement, Issue #015
October 25, 2011

Featured Affirmation:

I accept and love myself just as I am.

Positive Statements on Letting Go of Perfection:

A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
-Albert Einstein

“The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.”
-George Will

“No one is perfect... that's why pencils have erasers.”
-Author Unknown

The Trap of Perfection:

There are some amazing marketers out there who lead you to believe perfection is possible. That if you buy this, try that or eat this way you can prevent yourself from ever experiencing a challenge or sorrow again. They show you shiny pictures of gorgeous people and tell stories of riches that “can be yours” just by signing up for their solution by the deadline. Unfortunately, the very basis on which you are marketed to is the one that will keep you from moving toward your intentions.

I love this quote from Dr. Wayne Dyer about the Law of Attraction. He said: “The law of attraction is this: You don’t attract what you want. You attract what you are.” If you are someone who constantly beats yourself up for not having the perfect health, finances or relationship then you will attract more things to beat yourself up about. The paradox is that to move closer to our potential we need to accept things just as they are right now. The first step to activate the Law of Attraction in our favor is to become comfortable with the idea that perfection does not exist. When you believe that there is a perfect person or life that you could strive to become, you are implicitly telling yourself that who you are now and what you have now is not good enough. This mindset always keeps you one step behind where you want to be.

One of the most powerful beliefs you can take on is “I am exactly where I am supposed to be.” When you have this level of openness to your current reality, you immediately reduce any resistance or desperation that can push your intentions further away.

It is important to remember that life is a journey, never a destination. All of the marketers, and gurus and celebrities have their ups and downs too. There is a huge amount of power in this exercise of embracing who you are and where you are at. It is that power that actually creates improvement.

Journal Exercise:

I am at this moment in my life because…

***Special Announcement***

On Tuesday, November 8th I will be fully releasing my first e-workbook. It is titled: Gardening Your Beliefs: An Interactive Workbook for Planting Positivity and Weeding Out Negativity.

On November 8th, you will receive a special offer to be some of the first to read it, but for now I wanted to give you a sneak-peak. Enjoy!

Gardening Your Beliefs:
An Interactive Workbook for Planting Positivity
and Weeding Out Negativity

Imagine for a moment that you are a farmer. Stretched out in front of you is a gorgeous acre of rich land that you have to plant. You select the best organic seeds you can find and sow them into the ground with the greatest of care. Each day you walk out to your land and look to see if your seeds have sprouted. While you are out there, you water the seeds and make sure that there is nothing blocking the sunlight. You faithfully do this daily routine, knowing that once the seeds are planted, they will grow.

One day, as you step outside, you see the tiniest of leaves protruding up from the soil, the first indication that your dedication is paying off. Elated, you commit even more strongly to care for your land knowing that it will nourish and provide for you. As you spot weeds, you pull them up. If there is a curious rabbit that picks from your garden, you erect a boundary to keep your crops safe.

As the seasons turn and the leaves of the trees become dotted with gold, your crop is ready. It has grown full and strong. Vibrant red tomatoes burst with sweetness, celery stands tall, zucchini are plump and eggplants parade their royal hue. All of your diligence, dedication and faith have paid off. You are reaping the benefits of a bountiful harvest provided by the earth and cultivated by you.

The relationship between your beliefs and your life works in exactly the same way as a garden. Our beliefs are the seeds we plant in our garden. The soil is the connection between our mind and the Life energy around us. What we plant, the type of care we provide and the protection we give to what is growing determines the harvest our garden produces. As Earl Nightingale said, "Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind." If we plant seeds of worry and stress, we create situations of worry and stress. If we plant seeds of abundance and gratitude, we create opportunity and blessings.

We grow in our lives those things we focus on and believe in. In this way, life is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

When we are unaware of the seeds we have planted in our minds, we usually end up watering the weeds. When something goes wrong, we pour all of our energy and thoughts on the very thing we do not want to have growing in our garden.

This interactive workbook leads you though the process of viewing your beliefs as a gardener would view her land. The worksheets and explanations provided will assist you in identifying what your garden of beliefs looks like now, how you would like to plant your garden and techniques for planting new seeds and maintaining them so that you can reap a bountiful harvest.

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