BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Category: do the work

Your Name?

Your Name?

The Boy (nearly three-year-old grandson) and I were in the hall during worship — he needed a drink. While we were there, the assistant choir director (ACD) walked past. “This is my grandson,” I said by way of introduction. He looked down from his lofty 6′ 4″ height, waved at The Boy and said, “Hi!” […]

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Getting Better

Getting Better

Last week I wrote about getting started. If you don’t start, nothing happens. Duh. While starting may be a difficult step, what comes next can be frustrating and exciting, and ultimately satisfying. The rest of what Seth Godin says is: Once you are doing it, you have a chance to do it better. So how’s […]

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Waiting for perfect

Waiting for perfect

Waiting for perfect means not starting. That’s what Seth Godin says. He’s right. I’ve proved him right many, many times.   Getting started is the hurdle that’s plagued me for years. It never goes away and it never gets easier.   Right before the Getting Started Hurdle is our desire to be perfect from the […]

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Not Knowing

Not Knowing

We want instant answers for everything. And often we can get them — on our phone, our computer, on Google, or from Siri. We have the world in our hands nearly all the time. In The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love, Per J Andersson writes, “It is […]

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Shrinking or Growing

Shrinking or Growing

“The old life was too small to fit any more.” This simple phrase in The Shipping News by Annie Proulx caught my attention. As usual, I began to carry these words with me, and I began to think about life — Life — LIFE — LIFE! Sometimes it feels like a box . . . a box […]

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