Picasso once said “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” Which brings me to the idea of self discipline. Without it, I’d never improve (in any area in my life) and it’s probably my favorite tool in self care. And it does have to do with self care. Because when you love yourself, care for yourself, you do things that are good for you or that will take you where you want to be. You can’t keep doing this though without self discipline.
Focusing on progress instead of on perfection actually creates a shift in your mindset that allows you to focus on the process and not the goal. To focus on how you are growing rather than perfection. A focus on how to make your work or yourself better rather than having a required outcome. And progress and growth is what we should be reaching for. We can’t grow without focusing on the process and actually enjoying it.
Elevating is a process and one we should love to do, not as much for the result, but because we are pushing ourselves to learn and grow. We reach for excellence through elevation, and often through that process, we get closer to excellence. It is progress, not perfection. It is cultivating elevation.
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