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    #247693 - 10/13/20 09:11 PM Re: Taking a Gap Year or Dropping Out? [Re: Anisotropic]
    MumOfThree Offline

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    Oddly that was not the meme! Or the article. The article was very interesting. And does get much more to the point of the original meme I saw. Which was not to praise poor effort, but rather that half of an ideal outcome is better than no outcome... Too rushed/sick/depressed to brush your teeth for 2mins? Do it for 30seconds and you are 100% better off than not having done it at all.

    #247694 - 10/13/20 10:11 PM Re: Taking a Gap Year or Dropping Out? [Re: MumOfThree]
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    Thank you for elaborating, MumOfThree. That is an excellent illustration of the concept, and a great application, too.

    Without having been previously familiar with that quote, coincidentally our family has long had a backup plan of doing things "lite" when need be. I now see the quote as a wonderful affirmation and validation.

    Hopefully many will find that they can adopt the mantra that "anything worth doing is worth doing badly," and vastly improve their situation by living it. This also fits with the saying, "Done is better than perfect." Thanks again for the quote and the example!

    #247697 - 10/14/20 05:07 AM Re: Taking a Gap Year or Dropping Out? [Re: Anisotropic]
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    I find it useful to keep in mind that a therapist is someone you're hiring as a consultant to help you figure out how to run your brain better, and their job is to eventually make themselves obsolete; the responsibility ultimately rests with you, and the more you learn and figure out on your own about your psychology, the easier the process will be.

    ^^^^^^^^^^ Exactly ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Edited by madeinuk (10/14/20 06:05 AM)
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