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In my experience, I reached a point in time when I realized that I could no longer do enough to be enough in the eyes of the taskmaster called perfectionism.
As I began to realize the impact that perfectionism had upon my life, I knew that I needed to make changes in my life. I knew that I needed to stop being around individuals, groups and even churches that / who echoed the expectations and demands of the taskmaster. I began to realize that I could no longer be around situations and individuals who would encourage me to keep picking at the wound (scab) that needed to heal. I began to realize that I need to take steps to grieve and move on beyond the impact that the taskmaster had upon my life.
To be able to grieve and move beyond the taskmaster’s impact I found that I needed to keep the focus upon myself. In my process, I found that I needed to avoid blaming anyone for anything – as I discovered that doing so helped no one including myself. In my experience I discovered that I needed to examine why I felt the need to satisfy the dictates and the demands of the taskmaster. Though my process, I discovered that I could not move through the grieving process on my own and that I needed the help of a loving God, a mentor and trusted friends – to guide me through the process.
In my experience, I found that I needed to work a plan that would help me to identify what kept me under the tutelage of the taskmaster. In my experience, I found that I needed to a plan to guide me through my grieving process. In my experience, I found that the 12 steps – as used by many recovery programs – proved to be extremely helpful in the identification and grieving process. Several years ago I wrote an article called, Second Chance to Live and the Action Steps. Within that article I share the steps that have proved to be helpful in my grieving and healing process. I would encourage you to visit and read my article by clicking on the link: Second Chance to Live and Action Steps.
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