Carrot came over and let me know I am going crazy in the spelling dept.
Ironically I represented my 4th grade class in the all school spelling bee. I was once that good. I went down on receive.
Blogging on my little g1 phone is like driving a pinto amongst Mercedes. The screen is so little I can't spell check with out much grief. This is strangely theraputic.
For perfectionists like me there can be truly "too much of a good thing." Making mistakes in public is good therapy, it helps my overactive worrying self understand that the world will not end if I am not perfect.
More than a few perfectionists I know just wont set new goals because perfection is so hard to obtain. Perfection is a ball and chain tied to your leg while you teeter over water on a bridge which you are clinging onto with one finger.
Be mediocre and see what happens,
Medium to some is a healthy goal.
This applies to me in my weight loss.
An example. At my heaviest, I made several attempts to lose weight by setting my goal impossibly high.
One time I stated that "I will not eat sugar or chocolate for a year" I said that out loud to my family and friends. Just like you read you should in a magazine.
In the car 2 hours later my son offered me a bag of Dove chocolates. In my sugar lust, I forgot and ate one. I was teased about the broken resolution and then I surrendered.
No, I did not happily "pick myself up, brush myself off and start all over again" I grabbed the bag, claimed it was a stupid goal and that I didn't care and ate every single chocolate by myself! Ha I showed them I didn't care!" (whoever I was showing I am sure was unimpressed.)
"Shoot for the moon and get the stars" implies that you are the kind of person that sets impossibly high goals and then merrily basks in failure realizing that you although a loser, are so much better off than before.
If I shoot to lose 100 lbs in 6 months time and lose only 2 lbs the first week, I give up, resign in abject failure and go eat a polish sausage.
Pick realistic goals and be happy.
ONE DAY AT A TIME Baby!
"shoot for the moon..."
"Aim for the grass, and at the end of the day you will be out of the dirt."
And tomorrow will take care of itself....