I’ve had this happen before. A task that is so difficult to accomplish initially, just seems to work itself out overnight. Isn’t that the mystery of the human brain? God designed us in amazing ways. Like a computer that reboots and works better, I needed to ‘sleep on it’ a couple of nights.
Suddenly the blog is starts to come together. True. It’s built on compromise. What I couldn’t fix, I minimized for a simple format. And it’s made such a relief. It’s working and I’m not stressed any more!
This makes me realize I probably need to rethink other aspects of my life. Maybe I just need to go for a cleaner theme there too. Less frills mean less work.
Now this isn’t to say that a person shouldn’t reach for the stars. High aspirations are exciting and challenge us. They make life worth living. But if the main reason we were striving is to get more money its probably the wrong motive. We’ve got to watch out for becoming greedy. We have to question, is this high standard that we are killing ourselves to reach really what is good for us? Or if we conceded to live a little simpler, and have a little less,would we actually be happier in life?
Sometimes our dreams and goals prove more grandiose than practical. We fume and fuss and are unhappy in the process of trying to squeeze too many things into our life. But, maybe the solution is to simplify. Maybe that means giving up some money. Maybe we give up some praise. But maybe we gain some space for personal reflection, time with our families, and suddenly we are a better person. Our life is working and we find we aren’t as stressed anymore.
This is my husband. I get mad at him because he isn’t driven like me to work on the Foundation business all the time. I scold him that he should be on the computer making ads. But he looks so peaceful, doesn’t he?