Do you have all-or-nothing thinking and/or think it’s either black or white? Often there are many shades of gray and sometimes it’s maybe. You can have a slice of cake and still eat healthy the rest of the day. Yet, many people believe that they have blown their diet after having a cookie or two and feel that they might as well just keep eating the whole bag.
polarized thinking can HINDER YOUR PROGRESS
That is called all-or-nothing thinking, and it comes from the belief that you can achieve perfection. Things may appear perfect; yet, no one is perfect.
perfection can destroy your best intentions
It is awesome to want to do your best and give your all, those are good characteristics to have; however, the line often gets blurred between “striving for excellence” and “desiring perfection“. RECOGNIZE that perfection is not attainable and do not beat yourself up when you don’t achieve it. When you attribute your self-worth to your accomplishments, you can beat yourself up when you fail to achieve “perfection”. Instead, honestly give it your best effort and love yourself unconditionally, no matter the result.
TWELVE absolutes in life – 12 commandments
Love the Lord thy God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Love your neighbors as you love yourself.
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet.
compromising can be beneficial to your health
There are still many shades of gray left in the world and there will be plenty opportunities for you to pick your shade of gray, when you must compromise for the greater good. Please remember, compromising is not a bad thing if you do not sacrifice your values. Even if you were unable to workout for an hour today, it is okay to do twenty minutes. Learn to step back and get a better perspective; you would be amazed what you see from a different angle. When things are not going well, shift your focus on to GOD. Ask yourself, “What is the bigger picture and what does God want me to learn from this experience?”