Having overcome the battle with “fear at starting something new” I have now moved onto a new personal challenge.
This afternoon my mind decided that it didn’t want to “see” in 3-d contoured vision and translate that image onto a smaller less contoured shape.
Here is where I really have to battle with the perfectionism or “good enough” challenge. I’ve been doing a lot of deep breathing this afternoon, as a strategy to stop myself from just carving out a shoe shape – any shoe shape, anything that would resemble or could resemble, or might remotely resemble a shoe.
My mind keeps saying, “do you really care about the details of the shoe? Just carve a shoe… get on with it.. move on”. On another day I might have given in. But not today. Today, I stepped back and put down the Dremel. Today I reminded myself that I do have the will power to take it slowly, to look and see and do my best to copy the design. On my “next” shoe, I can make it however I want – but this shoe is the “shoe challenge” shoe. This shoe is going to look like my running shoe – to the best of my ability.
I’m sure I am going to have a few “back up plans” from here on in, covering up an oops or two or three or four. But I will do my best to prevent them (the oops’). I will take my time. I will be patient.
I can do this.
I think I can.
I hope I can.
I’m holding my breath.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)