BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Category: do the work

The Excuse of Age

The Excuse of Age

Julie Rosenberg says, “Don’t use age as an excuse.” She’s made me think — even ponder. Do I use age as my excuse? for doing or not doing? for speaking or not speaking? I admit that age is sometimes my excuse for not doing things I no long find engaging — the nice-but-not-necessary things. Like […]

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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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