Dancing, Malick Sidibé

“I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren’t even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they’re doing it.” – Anne Lamott

I admit, I’m a lowkey perfectionist. While this might sound all fine and good, at times it has stopped me from taking chances and really living life. It’s also stopped me from reaching a little farther and a little higher for my goals. Never wanting to look  like a failure and never wanting to let my folks down nearly paralyzed me to inaction, but then I realized it was all in my head. No one needed me to be perfect, just like no one needs you to be perfect, so why try? Why not just live, make the best choices we can, and go for it…really go for it?

Dancing is a whole lot more fun when you’re nothing looking at your feet obsessing about each and every move. Don’t look down, it’s time to dance Clutchettes.

Happy Tuesday!

*Photo by Malick Sidibé

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  • That is a picture of African Mami and Perveted Alchemist!

    • Awww…that’s adorable- although I’m much taller than that in real life, LOL!

  • kidole

    I can totally relate! Cute pic!

  • MarloweOverShakespeare

    We read a section of “Bird by Bird” by Anne Lamott in one of my classes yesterday. I like seeing literature cross-contaminate like this!

    #Clutchistoocoolsometimes

    • Marlowe,

      I LOVE ‘Bird by Bird’ btw.

      #ClutchReadersAreTooCool :)

      ~britni

  • Alexandra

    Sounds like me :) Great message nevertheless, Thanks for sharing.
    P.S. In the 3rd sentence, a small error (*farther)