Maven Matters

Maven Matters: On Not Being Perfect

For a long time, I doubted my credibility as an improvement blogger. Lots of my new habits didn’t stick. And the ones that do stick, it’s for four or five times per week, not daily.

Not surprisingly I thought I was a bit of a failure. And an imposter. Somehow the fact I don’t meditate every single day made me less than in my mind.

But hang on.

I’ve moved to the other side of the world. I’m in charge of twelve people at work.

What’s wrong with this picture?

My mental state clearly wasn’t reflecting my reality.

The little things add up to the big things. The little habits and routines matter. But I also believe it’s how soon you recover when you miss a day that matters. Possibly more.

Meditation makes my days better. But sometimes I miss it for an extra ten minutes sleep. But is it worth throwing away that positive impact on every future day I DO manage to meditate just because I missed one day?

I don’t think so.

Every day is best. Most days are better.

So I’m not perfect. But I don’t give up entirely either. Slowly this most day habits compound and my life amplifys.

So maybe I am qualified to talk about improvement after all.

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