Friday, September 24, 2010

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

All week long I have been passing that sign on the top of my computer. I did not really read it until I became totally frustrated with a job that really seems impossible to finish. I sat back in my armchair and said it over and over in my head.” What would I attempt to do if I knew I could not fail“. The answer became clear, very simply I would believe in my self totally with no doubts.

My boyfriend is out of town and will be home soon and I promised myself and him that my apartment would totally be done, being clean, when he got home. I have been trying to keep him out as much as possible because I am just so embarrassed with the mess. He keeps telling me I’ll be free to do all the other things I want to do; if I just organize myself. IT’S really come to a boiling point because when I leave my house I cannot find anything I need. So it’s very frustrating.

I have been working on it for a month and have a week left. It’s down to the hardest part because I keep making piles of things to save, and bags of things to give away or throw out. I keep moving the piles as I cleaned. Now I have all this stuff and nowhere to put it. I am determined not to spend a penny on storage because I just do not believe in it. If any of you know Manhattan apartments you will know I speak the truth that there is no closet space in these small apartments.

I work and work on it then I get frustrated and go out. I have to prove to myself I can finish this. It will be nice to see his proud look when he walks through the door next week. I want to believe with my whole heart that I can accomplish this!

I am my own worst enemy because a lot of times I won’t attempt something because if I fail at accomplishing what I set out to do, I find it very disappointing. I promise myself that this time after I finish the cleaning I am going to come up with a clear maintenance program just like when I lose weight.
A clear plan of what it will take in effort to maintain my clean apartment, its so important and that we live in a clean space and that when we come home at the end of the day we truly want to walk through our own front door. So many times I stay out just to avoid it. I find it much easier to eat healthy when I live clean.

Hope you are all well and please share with me what you would attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? I know my readers will love to read others opinions and what you deal with. All my love and respect….Stacey

3 Comments:

OpenID Sarah said...

You go girl!
As for what I would do if I knew I could not fail? I'd buy a lotto ticket!! Just kidding ;)
I would write a book.

September 24, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Bringing Pretty Back said...

Stacey, I swear to you that you are my twin. I could have written every word of this. The new little house we are building is my goal and inspiration to be organized, clean,tidy... be a big girl. Have pride in my home... have pride in myself. I also do that- ugh...where do I start?? I don't know and don't want to so I do other things. I know exactly what you are talking about with your guy. My husband feels the same exact way. When he travels , sometimes for a few months,I say. When he gets home this place will be spotless! Guess what... I am cleaning all night before he gets home! Even though I have had a month or more to get it all done. And I get so mad at myself It honestly makes no sense. i just put a post on my blog about the bedroom, is it a sanctuary or a storage shed? Storage shed for this girl right now. Insane. What would I do if I knew I could not fail, that is the question you asked and I also have read that a million times and while I thought I had all of my ideas , I am still pondering this . Today as I am cleaning - YES! Cleaning! I am going to really think this question through and comment later today.
Have a pretty day Stacey!
Kristin

October 1, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Bringing Pretty Back said...

Stacey... would you believe I am still pondering this. doing some serious soul searching...
have a pretty day,
Kristin

October 6, 2010 at 10:07 PM  

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