Are you fleeing from your own success! ?
Your heart is racing and your palms are sweating as you watch the ride fly by while you wait in line for your a roller coaster ride. Will you face your fear and get on the ride? OR Are you going to sit on the sidelines and miss out on the thrill?
The same applies to the various areas of our lives ranging from jobs to relationships. We all have felt uneasy about a situation at one time or another and it is a common reaction to want to walk away letting the situation control us.
"Avoidance is Self-Sabotage"
Have you ever walked away from an important goal because it was just too hard to face your fears? I know I have.
"Avoidance Behaviors" stem from fear of rejection or failure and even our perception of perceived physical or mental pain. Although these fears seem very real in our minds they are "Irrational" because they don't pose a threat to our safety and are a result of the conditioning that we received in relation to our past experiences.
Finding out the cause of your anxiety and focusing on changing your response to your fears play an important role in overcoming fears allowing you to accomplishing your goals.
Enjoy a great experience by conquering your anxiety to "Pursue Opportunity"! Debra Vogel
Living in the Spirit of Excellence
Today we are so caught up in the perfection of the world that we are blinded to God’s excellence.
In the world’s eyes, greatness is measured by accomplishments, I like the refer to it as the "Competitive Battle"
Who has the highest score, the newest gadget, or who won the championships in regards to athletes. Anything less is average or a failure stemming from our perception of perfection. Godly excellence, in sharp contrast, is measured by stewardship. We put forth our best efforts in all situations with our talents, abilities, and resources which God has provided us. In essence, we strive to be "Christ Like" .
WARNING! There are not any shortcuts or magical formulas to renew our minds. The transformation process summons believers to fill our minds with God's Word in our pursuit towards excellence. We experience our best selves when replace the world's way of thinking And align our priorities, values, and motives with God's truth which is revealed through "His" Word in the Bible.
Remember its "Thy Kingdom come" and not "my kingdom come"
“Excellence is the process of becoming better than I once was. I am not to become better than someone else is or even like someone else.” Harold Best
#SpiritualSunday #PursuingPerfectionOrExcellence The 'Weight of Worldly Perfection' Does this sound familiar?
Sometimes we measure our worth with the success of our work,
We feel frustrated or depressed when things don't go as planned or when we have failed at something miserably,
Perhaps the thought of failure create stress or discourages you from exploring new horizons?
I am sure we all can relate to these thoughts, I surely can! I have fallen victim to those thoughts on more than one occasion allowing them to affect my decisions related to my well-being.
It is never a pleasant experience for ourselves or those around us when we don't separate our identity from what we do. It creates an unproductive environment of obsessing because our because our best is never enough which leads to frustration eventually puts a damper on our happiness and affecting our health.
When we have a mindset for excellence we strive to do our best, but don’t make it a personal matter if we don't achieve the results that we want because we know we are not in control, God is. We simply show up and focus on doing the best that we can and leave the rest in God’s hands.
Rest in Biblical Excellence Debra Vogel
Whose glory do you want on display?
Sometimes we neglect to do what we need to do out of for fear of not doing it perfectly. l have struggled with this on many occasions; I found that when I sought out my desire for the approval from others or I was afraid of failing were the fuel for my tendencies toward "Perfection."
On the other hand, We pursue God's glory in the quest for excellence instead of own;
we’re determined to do something as well as possible within a given set of talents, resources, and time limits ~.Excellence with God's glory!
The Lord gives a humbling contrast of man's glory with His own in Isaiah 40:6-8
This reminds us of the futility of seeking my glory over His, When we seek independence with perfection apart from
- the perfect work of Jesus, and the grace of God -
We struggle with the "imperfection" which breeds anxiety, frustration, anger, judgment, criticism, and even despair or hopelessness. This is not only exhausting but creates paralysis as well the neglect of necessary or good things "
God does not want perfection to keep us prisoner over its rule. The life God has given us is far better than the one we think we think we can run ourselves -
He created us! Let's truly receive grace.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us Hebrews 12:1
Run with the "Freedom of Excellence" for God Debra Vogel
SpiritualSunday #PursuitOfPerfectionOrExcellence I know "you" perfectionists are reading this; We all want to have that perfect life and job or to be that perfect manager, parent, as well as our perfect selves and the list goes on and on.... We are convinced that to be acceptable we need to measure up to a societal standard of perfection. This evolves from the fact that at an early age we learn that we need to get an "A" (whether we're capable of it or not) and anything less makes us unworthy. As a result, we associate failure with shame and humiliation rather than trying to do our very best and failing ~~ it’s better to give up all together.
It's called perfectionism, more common than we dare to admit.
Are you a Perfectionist?
Perfectionists are not only people who want to be perfect but have internal perfection monsters related to
* having unrealistic expectations and feeling frustrated when things don't go as planned or when they fail
* waiting for the "best time" to start; preparing themselves to do the work and they get lost in the detail because nothing is ever good enough which is why they find it hard to delegate responsibility
* thinking in black and white/all or nothing terms (i.e. If I’m not smart, I’m stupid)
The Perfectionist mindset brings stress and can only lead to discontent and it is only through practice and in doing our best that we reach excellency
To put it bluntly, "We cannot be perfect!" Yet many well-meaning people continue to strive in our own efforts for this unattainable goal for something that only God can do.
Debra Vogel is an entrepreneur, public speaker, real estate professional and the author of Failing Forward. Follow along as she challenges your perception of failure to achieve success in life..