Monday, October 5, 2009

Sometimes Good Enough IS Enough

I’ve often heard that as long as you try your hardest that’s enough, but I didn’t really believe it. Even though I know perfection is unattainable, it seems I’m always striving for it and am a little disappointed when I don’t achieve it. I try not to let it bother me, but deep down I think it still does.

I learned a valuable lesson this past weekend from the Big Show. Sometimes, good enough is enough. For things to be perfect, perfection is not always necessary.
I learned this by really tuning in to one my students. This student is severely “directionally challenged”. She goes right when the rest of the group goes left. She lifts her left arm when she should lift the right. She goes forward when she should move back and so on. She’s not yet learned the grace required for dance and often looses the moves. I was worried, but I wanted to let her try because she was so eager. She got up on stage and did her best. Her good enough was really and truly enough. She wasn’t great, but she wasn’t horrible. She tried her hardest and it was okay. She probably won’t ever be a great dancer, hell, she may never even be a decent dancer, but she thoroughly enjoyed her participation in the group and the show and you could see it all over her face. For her, that was enough. Turns out it was enough for me too! Through her I realized that it’s not achieving perfection that really matters, it’s what you get out of the process that makes the moment worthwhile. Perfection is fleeting, but the satisfaction one gains after working hard and making a connection remains.

I’m sure I’m still going to strive for perfection, but I am going to try to remember that there are times when good enough really IS enough.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Ah distraction.......
so easy to start, so hard to stop.
Distraction isn't all bad though. I have found some of the most amazing information in my time lost via distraction. I'll admit it, I have a hard time focusing at times, most often when I actually have something I really, really need to do. But instead of being upset by my slips into distraction, I am going to allow myself a bit of time to revel in the discoveries awaiting me when I don't know where I'm going. Then I'll get back to it. Great all the way around!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

So much to do

I really try to limit the things I commit myself to. I swear I try. Yet it always seems like I have so many things that I need to do and so little time to actually get them done. How do I balance the committments with the time available to complete them. And how can I get my completion rate to 100%?
I'm sure I could spend less time with my beloved TiVo, but I figure I have got to have some lounging - no brain activity time, or I'll die. All work and no play.....well, you know.
I just want to feel like I'm meeting my committments. And doing a good job to boot.
on to search for ways to get things done!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Technology!! Horray!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Get to work!!!

Well 2009 is one month in and I do believe this year's keyword is going to be - WORK!! I have done a fine job of setting myself up for many projects and it looks as though this is the year to get those projects done.
I'm off to the Tucson Gem Show in a few short days for my yearly buying blowout. It is my hope that I get back and get to work right away. I have jewelry to make and a website to complete. And if that wasn't enough I have dance stuff that needs to get sorted out and planned as well.

I will take a moment to be grateful for all of the success and talent I have been so fortunate to receive. If it wasn't for the positive forces of the universe smiling upon me I would not have the opportunity, or for that matter, the physical capability, to have so many projects to complete!!! Thanks energy field for all the creativity you have provided me with.

Now it's time for me to get my ass off this computer, stop procrastinating and GET TO WORK!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Queen Harish speaks of the stage

I found this post written by the Performer Queen Harish of India, very moving. It made me remember why I perform and how I should not let doubt and fear invade my dance space.
I will remember this advice and try to use it.

Dancers The Stage is Your Temple

"In Backstage before a show, i hear promoters and assistants worrying how i feel, when actually i am feeling completely relieved from the tensions of administrating the flying tickets, the embassy interviews for the visa and all the traveling to make the show happen
... and now comes the best time to dance. When you meet the stage, it is like a life journey on the way to God.

I am also posting this thought as i also noticed many of my students worrying before entering on stage, starting to lack confidence in their dance and all the hours they have been practicing.
As they enter the stage, I can see that even they smile, their fear is not going.

The most important time of the show is the entrance, this is the moment you spread the tone of your energy, hitting the bell in the audience.

When i enter a stage, i feel like walking into a temple, before putting my feet on a stage i incline and greet the stage and only after enter the temple. For all dancers, stage is a temple for us! As in all temples, only good energies are inside. It is not possible to have bad energies inside a temple, in the street is possible but not in the temple!!

So, when you are entering in your temple, why do you have fear ? I advise best confidence to all the dancers.