Friday, August 29, 2008


We always expect perfection, in ourselves, in others, in things. Anything which is not right or falling short of our expectations ruffles our peace and composure. Gee, that is a short-sighted way of looking at things or at life in general, don’t you think? “It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions” (Mark Victor Hansen) He is definitely right about that. Nothing is ever perfect, something will be lacking or will never be enough or be made differently from what we had hoped for. So are we going to just sit there and moan the situation or circumstance? Bang our heads against the wall or bang the other guy’s head on the wall for not doing it right? Hansen has an answer to that too… “Don’t wait until everything is just right. Get started now.” He’s referring to you – he says it’s time to get kicking ass – yours! He further added…”With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” Imperfections push you to become better! I’ve read this line somewhere though I don’t remember now --- ‘Excellence not perfection is what we’re all aiming for- isn’t it?’


  1. Hi Ellen! Beautiful post and very well put!
    If everything was perfect what would there be for us to aspire to?
    I pray that all is well with you and yours!

  2. Hi Regina,

    Nice to see you again! :-) Went to your blog and saw it lively and vibrant as ever. lols -- typically Regina. Wish you all the best. Blessings to you and your family.

  3. hi ms. ellen, you and your words really are an inspiration. thank you.
    God bless you and your family. :)

  4. Hi Lei,

    Have you on my blog roll. I smiled reading through your latest post - yung mga McDo commercials. :-) Bibo ang anak mo talaga. Katuwa! :-)

    Thanks for dropping by. The pleasure is all mine, Lei, cos it's always nice to see you here in the blog.

    Regards to the family.
    Blessings to everyone!

  5. Hi Ellen, must be tinkering with crayons these days? The first thing i notice on the photo is the line "a new journey begins!". i believe i am beginning a new journey to where, this i can only entrust to my God. blessings as well in whatever new journey you are embarking on...

  6. Hey Ellen

    Can you see me giving you a standing ovation?

    Gosh you write so well. Here i am spending hundreds of $$ on creative writing classes.
    How about you start giving me one online :)

    Love you beautiful and meaningful words.

  7. Hi DFish,

    'tinkering with crayons' lols.. I like that line. Yup, in a way. Just trying to see where God is taking me in my writing or in my day or days. :-) By the way, went to your blog and also left message there.

    Thanks for dropping by; love it when you do. Blessings to you and your family.

  8. How you have made me smile with your message, Aditi! Thank you, that's the nicest compliment I have ever received since I started writing. :-)

    I'd love to share with you whatever I know bout writing, all you have to do is ask questions. And I'll try to answer them as best as I can. But it won't be like what you learn in class; that's where you learn the basics of course. So shoot off with your questions the next time you come around. :-)

    Take care. Blessings to you and your loved ones.

  9. Hello Ellen,

    Long time........but one more b'ful post!! Yes, Imperfections push us to become better....and one has to get started to get ahead......totally convinced!!

  10. Jigyasa! what a wonderful surprise :-) How are you? Hope all's fine at your end. Lots of blessings there just for you. Thanks for liking the post, glad we both agree on the matter. :-) Take care always. Best regards to your family. God bless you and everyone in your home.

  11. Thanks Ellen

    I replied back to your msg at my blog.
    Check it out...


  12. Hi Aditi,

    I have replied to your recent comment here in your blog too. :-) Thanks for your lovely visit today.

    God bless you and your family!

  13. Hey Ellen,

    How are doing?

    The post leaves me with a lot of appreciation in my head I understand what you mean to say , nothing is perfect. And we need not wait for everything to fall into place to start some endeavour, to start walking towards a goal.

    At the same time perfection is our benchmark, a threshold limit of maximum that we strive for. For what is a human who doesn't strive for something better. There is no true 100 percent efficiency , but each day we challenge ourselves to get ever so close to it. Because that is what we do.

    I also understand what your point is here though.

  14. Hi Mohammed,

    It is always nice to know that someone understands the point am driving at with this writing. :-) The pleasure is all mine, my friend. Your comment is a delight to read. Thank you.

    May God pour out His blessings on you and your family. :-)

  15. Hi, Ellen
    Thank you for visiting my blog and I'm realy happy to read your comment. You know I still miss Philippines and all of my friends whom I met when I was there... Actually, you really seem like enjoying writing. I just found myself your composing is like magic... I mean it is very interesting for me. I think I can learn something from your blog and I hope we can make a good relationship.... Thank you again and have a great day!

  16. Hi Sammy,

    Thanks for dropping by. Yes, we're friends, I don't see why not. :-) Am delighted that you enjoy the writings in the blog, thank you for your lovely message.

    Hope you have a nice day too. :-)


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