How’s your self talk regarding your growth edges?   Does your inner voice echo God’s loving and encouraging perspective on all the wonderful adventures and skill-building ahead as your try new, hard, worthwhile things?  Especially throughout the challenging, but incredibly important, terrain of relational skill building?  Things that may make you feel like a beginner for a while?    Gretchen Rubin, best selling author of “The Happiness Project,”  writes about the wonderful adventure of enjoying failure from the perspective of a reformed perfectionist.     She gives us some great ways to talk to the parts of ourselves that still hang onto to that amateurish belief that we cannot reveal to others that we need help or that we are trying something outside of our skill zone.   Click on the photo below for the full article on healthy self talk when facing possible failure.

Gretchen Rubin, best selling author of “The Happiness Project,”  writes about the wonderful adventure of enjoying failure from the perspective of a reformed perfectionist.     She gives us some great ways to talk to the parts of ourselves that still hang onto to that amateurish belief that we cannot reveal to others that we need help or that we are trying something outside of our skill zone.   Click on the photo below for the full article on healthy self talk when facing possible failure.
….one of my happiness-project resolutions is to “Enjoy the fun of failure.” I really think that repeating this idea over and over has helped me to be more light-hearted about taking risks.  According to the First Splendid Truth, to be happy, we should think about feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right, in an atmosphere of growth. Happiness research confirms that people get a big boost from learning new skills and from novel experiences, which provide that atmosphere of growth. However, while novelty and challenge bring happiness, along the way, they also bring frustration, insecurity, anger, fear…happiness doesn’t always make you feel happy.” (Gretchen Rubin)

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