Good Evening, God!
I love having books read to me, God. This wonderful book, Drive, by Daniel Pink goes over many recent studies on motivation, learning, and mastery — including Carol Dweck’s book Mindset. And, finally, after months of hearing the same message — over and over again — I am beginning to take it to heart.
Basically, the message to me is Don’t Be Afraid To Fail — or since I don’t get grades or evaluations — don’t be afraid of messing stuff up!
DANG! I just hate acknowledging how fearful I am, God! But, facing it and admitting it, is the place to begin. So, this evening I set about the task of removing the phrase The Upside of Being Sick from my blog’s header photo. The first step was watching the video on creating a new menu that the support guy had sent me. I watched it twice — then created a new menu three or four times before it took. Meanwhile, when it didn’t seem to take the first couple of times I deleted my header photo and replaced it with another. That didn’t fix it . . . but at least I like my new header.
Next I tackled my blog setup which has been stuck in html for the last week! What a pain! The support guy didn’t tell me how to change it back — he must have thought it was too basic. So, I googled it and got an instant answer. So simple to fix, once I thought to search the web.
What’s really embarrassing, God, is that back when I was teaching Seniors how to use the internet, I prided myself on my ability to reduce their fears. Ah, but to be able to help myself, I first had to let go of the illusion of fearlessness! Thank You for Your Help, God!