Are you a do-it-your-selfer? Or are you like me and do tons of research for the “correct” set of written instructions for which to perform your task?
I’ve decided to be a do-it-myselfer, unless it involves putting an object together – then I feel that written directions are the best way for me to go. Otherwise, I’ve come to accept that when I follow someone else’s directions, be it for money management or household management or even skin care, things just don’t work out too well. When I go with my gut feelings, the methods for the task I am working on just seem to come to me – and I suppose it’s because I’m the expert on me, myself and I – and that is why my ideas work (for me, that is).
The other day, Sunshine Factor had a post about the new “red and pink thinking” – being in the middle of a large spectrum. I do believe this is part of anti-perfectionism, which is my main theme in life lately. If I were to write the Declaration of Independence for me personally, like the USA’s was written in 1776, this is what I would declare:
The Declaration of Intelligence and Intuition:
I, a person in my own right,
do solemnly give up on perfectionism.
It is a degrading, anxiety-producing lifestyle.
Instead, with the help of God,
I vow to accept his gifts of Intelligence and Intuition
and use them to my fullest capability.
I have enough intelligence and enough life experiences
to know how to best handle any situation – for me.
I have enough intuition to back up intelligence
and provide a springboard for human potential and growth.
I vow to trust myself, because “God does not make junk”,
and I vow to support others trying to find their own way too.
I will not inflict perfectionism upon them,
because I know how I hate it being thrust upon me.
In God I trust,
and with sincerity and fidelity, I remain:
An intelligent, intuitive non-perfectionist.
— Debbie Loesel Stanton