I tend to overplan just about everything. Family vacations, work presentations, important conversations. You name it, I obsess over it.
My overplanning, or procrastination if you prefer, is really nothing more than an elaborate cover-up for my fear. Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of falling short of the perfection I seek.
But as my friend and former coworker used to say, in an effort to save me (and him) from my perfectionist tendencies, “Done beats perfect every time.”
Now that doesn’t mean I should post a crappy blog entry, just phone it in and check it off the list. But it does serve to remind me that one decent published post beats the hell out of a thousand drafts that no one will ever see.
So here goes…
There’s a lot going on in my life right now, some things on the family front that are really good and positive, other stuff on the financial side that’s pretty darn stressful. Right now I’m clinging hard to the “faith” leg of the FLC triad as I’m working like mad every day to get the job done, make things happen, and keep the family’s collective head above water.
I keep reminding myself that God does have a plan; that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and although right now I really, REALLY don’t see any sign of it, I’m just going to have to trust that it’s there. Sometimes when I’m facing tough times like this, I’m still able to make out that spark of hope in the midst of the chaos. But now? No, right now I’m running on pure faith.
So that’s what I do, I keep running on faith. Keep my head down and do whatever work is placed in front of me each day. Keep believing that my family and I will get through this, one step at a time.
Well, there you have it, a few random thoughts gathered and (roughly) organized for your enjoyment. It’s not perfect, but it’s done.
If you’re facing your own challenge right now, I wish you strength and wisdom and luck. The only way through it is through it; then it’s on to the next great adventure.