Caring too much that things should be perfect can really stop me in my tracks. Even simple goals will seem impossible to achieve if I think too long and too hard about whether the outcome will be perfect. While packing my suitcases, preparing to be away from home and the usual routine of my life for a week, I am aware of this tendency to want everything to be perfect, to be ready for any eventuality, to be prepared... . This makes me think that I'm putting undue pressure on myself. I don't really want to know every little detail about everything that may or may not happen. I like surprises. Especially happy ones. So I've decided to let there be cracks in my carefully orchestrated plans so that even more light can get in. Thanks for the reminder, Leonard.
"Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." - Leonard Cohen