Category Archives: Perfectionism

The Dangers of Comparison

. “You need to watch your sister do vibrato, she’s better than you at it.” As soon as the words left my mouth, I regretted them.  Oh, I tried to make up for it, telling my daughter I wasn’t telling … Continue reading

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Link: Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help

I read a wonderful article today that I wanted to share… Desperate Housewives–No Laughing Matter: Why Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help I used to joke all the time about the Proverbs 31 woman.  I used to say, … Continue reading

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Last update on Mocha

“I purposed that if I prayed for a thousand and no one got healed, that I would pray for another thousand.” – Todd Bentley This morning the vet called and recommended that we put Mocha down.  She’s no longer able … Continue reading

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The Myth of Natural Talent (and ability, and intelligence, and personality, and…) – part four – Mindset

. Why can praising intelligence actually jeopardize a child’s success?  Why are positive labels (“you’re so smart!  you’re so talented!”) dangerous? Last week, I wrote about a neurological substance called myelin which is responsible for the speed at which neurons … Continue reading

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The Myth of Natural Talent (part three) – How failure leads to success

I’ve just finished reading two books that I’m pretty certain are going to change my life.  In my continued research on achievement and deliberate practice, I’ve discovered more than I ever expected to find.  I started my research to help … Continue reading

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The Myth of Natural Talent (part two) – Deliberate Practice

I mentioned yesterday that one of the things studies have found that differentiate those who are great at something vs. those who are merely “good enough” is deliberate practice.  Scientific research shows that the quality of practice is just as … Continue reading

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The Myth of Natural Talent (part one)

I mentioned yesterday that I’ve been researching what it would take to help my two oldest children reach their goals of becoming professional musicians.* To be honest, I wasn’t sure whether it could really happen for them.  They both started … Continue reading

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Who’s Stopping You?

‘Yall are going to have to forgive me if all I write about is running for a little while (ha!  I feel like all I’ve written about is running for a long time now!)  I think I’m still coming off … Continue reading

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How I’ve Lost the Weight

“‘What I’m hearing you say is that you’ve failed. What I’m afraid you’re beginning to think is that you should quit. There is a difference between failing and quitting. Failure isn’t a setback. QUITTING is what will destroy you. Fail … Continue reading

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I’m a Disappointment to a lot of People

I don’t think we measure up to a lot of people’s expectations.  When people meet us, they see a family with six kids, the girls all in dresses and headcoverings, my husband with a beard and tassels, and they probably … Continue reading

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