This phrase has become my mantra for 2016.
I’m not one for setting New Year’s resolutions, but I am trying to make some changes in my life.
Since childhood, I’ve been one of those people who wanted to do everything I did perfectly.
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right, as my father would always say.
Trouble is, I began to believe that if I couldn’t do it right, I shouldn’t do it at all. This line of thinking made it incredibly easy to procrastinate.
I can’t do it yet, I don’t know enough.
I can’t do it yet, I’m not ready.
I can’t do it yet, I might fail.
I am trying to focus on being less of a perfectionist and trying to train myself to see progress rather than imperfections.
I’ve been trying for the last year or so to improve my photography and Photoshop skills. I still have a long way to go, but I wondered if I’d made any actual progress.
So I went back to Flickr and looked at my very first LOTD post.
It’s not terrible, but I can certainly see where I made some mistakes and how I could have done things differently. 🙂
My last LOTD post was this one:
A lot different, to be sure. 🙂 Of course, I can still see mistakes and things I could have done differently, but I can definitely see progress and that makes me happy. 😀