You may have heard the saying “practice makes perfect”, but nowhere is it mentioned how much practice is required to achieve perfection. Apparently, there is word that 10,000 hours makes you an expert, but who knows if that’s true (and a being expert doesn’t necessarily mean perfection). Most likely, there is no simple rule or process for achieving perfection – you just have to work at it and it might take you more time than others to become proficient at something, it might take you less time, but you still have to try right?
There are a lot of choices that you will have to make in your lifetime. Sometimes the greatest influencers aren’t even related to the economy or political matters, but are the opinions and values belonging to our social groups (family and friends). Things like selecting which college to go to, where you should buy a home, if s/he is the right person is to settle down with can be decisions heavily influenced by your social circles. Social support systems can be great at times, but there are some choices that you should feel confident in making because it feels right and not necessarily because they align with the majority vote.
I thought I would write this week about really opening up to those close to you. Most of us wear our ‘professional face’ for the majority of our interactions with colleagues, acquaintances, strangers and even friends, displaying “social acceptable behavior, opinions and attitudes”. But there are a few select individuals, namely close friends and family, who have seen what you are truly capable of - the crazy and truly outspoken side; a select few who have been exposed to the silly and sometimes bizarre side of your personality…
There’s nothing like getting a surprise from your Boo, especially a nice one. Being in a successful relationship undoubtedly must include acts of kindness and thoughtfulness towards your partner. It can be something as simple as making dinner when you know s/he is working late or something that involves a little more planning… like a day or weekend trip somewhere secret! It’s all part of the surprise and it keeps day-to-day life fun and spontaneous.
I’m working my way through life in Canada and traveling when I can afford to explore beyond the border. Sharing my tips, trips, opinions and rants on life and travel in the meantime.