1. For me, excellence is defined by obedience. Did I say yes when God asked? Did I work at it as working for Him? Did I say no when He told me to?

    Thing is, too often I strive for my own kind of excellence and struggle there far too long before I remember that excellence means doing exactly what God asked me to do when He asked. Only then do I stop striving and listen.

  2. Doesn't everybody just stop, exhausted and frustrated when they run out of time??? This.describes.me.
    I have a friend who recently encouraged me to change my thinking from I don't have enough time, money, talent, etc. to I have just enough time, money, talent to do what God has called me to do and more. She asked me if I wanted to get to heaven and leftover time… uh, no. So then using it up each day is a good thing, right?

    I am totally afraid of being mediocre. And yet, I'm so stinkin' average.

    We are surely one.

    I'm not sure about your questions. Excellence is when I've used up all my resources and I truly couldn't have done a better job but then, like you, I want a do over so I can handle the whole thing better.

    I usually stop trying when I am so sick of something I can't stand it anymore. Maybe I need to follow these comments and learn too!! xoxo

  3. What a great post. I can truly relate to your struggle!

    For me, excellence is learning to praise God always even when I have tears in my eyes and pain in my heart. Whatever blesses God's heart is excellent; that is what I seek. It's a journey–we're all learning to be excellent! Thank you for sharing yours with us.

  4. I like this Blog post. Perfectionism is somthing I struggled with for a long time and never even knew what it was.

    When I was first told, that I was a perfectionist, I laughed. ”If I was a perfectionist I would be doing everything perfect.” I said.

    How do I deal with this side of me, now, that I know, that it is the root of stress? I remember to love myself.

    The post was a bit long. I want to tell you this because I wish others would give me feedback even if a bit negative.

    1. Rebekah, thank you for your input. Loving yourself is a great strategy for perfectionism.

      And thanks for you input on the length. I had to chuckle at the irony of “negative” feedback on a post about me never feeling like what I do is good enough.

      Ha. That’s funny.

      I agree–some of my posts are too long. I’ve been blogging for over 6 yrs and the length of my posts vary depending on how well I can develop a point. I don’t want to lose my readers mid-post.

      Have a great day.

      1. I thought the irony was funny myself, although I wasn’t trying to be ironic.

        6 years is a long time to be blogging. I just started and find some of my post too long. But no one seems to comment on them.

        I know blogging takes time. I just write from my heart and hope readers find it enjoyable.

        I still have trouble with the technical side of things.

        And I also wish you a good day.

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