Enjoy the Imperfect Process - (Sorting Hat Riddle, Keys Left in Life, etc...)

Savvy Saturdays (10/16/21)

Savvy Idea: There is no such thing as perfection. Only improvement towards mastery. Trust in the process, and enjoy it.

When I started fleshing out a strategy for my podcast, I spent a lot of time thinking of the ideal end product.

My standard and taste were greater than where I was in reality, and I desired perfection.

The difference between where I’m at and where I want to achieve results in disappointment.

I’ve come to learn that though having an end goal is great and striving for it is good, improvement and mastery take time.

Good things take time to slowly be built up, and though there are some ways to shorten the process such as reading books and learning from people who’ve already paved the path, I’ve come to realize the need to enjoy the process.

Achieving a goal feels good, but there are so many moments that are sweet that I don’t want to miss out:

  • the firsts when learning something new

  • understanding new concepts

  • meeting new people

  • exploring a new strategy

  • finding transferrable skills and ideas

Rather than fixating on the feeling of achievement, I’ve come to appreciate the beauties in the process.

Naturally, I’ve found it to be much better when appreciating the process, to find productivity, focusing on each small step while I enjoy it.

Questions to ponder: 🤔

  • What projects/ventures are you working on currently?

  • Are you learning to enjoy the process as you aim for your goal?

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Weekly Collections

A collection of resources for you to enjoy… 📰 🎬 🎙️

Can you solve the sorting hat riddle?

Been watching a lot of TED-Ed recently, and this one was one of my favorite riddles they showed! (also appreciated the Harry Potter reference)

Take a stab and see if you can solve this one yourself, and let me know if you did it without any of the hints. 😉


Keys Left Calculator

Love this website that calculates the number of keyboard types yo have left based on your age and WPM.

It gives great perspective that you only have finite time, and a great takeaway to use that time and energy wisely on what is of most value.


Weekly Tidbits

Learnings, verses, & quotes to chew on… 🧐

Verse of the Week

"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.

For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love."

—1 John 4:18

Challenging Quote

"I belong everywhere I go, no matter where it is, or who I am with, as long as I never betray myself.

The minute I become who you want me to be, in order to fit in and make sure people like me, is the moment I no longer belong anywhere.”

— Brené Brown


Weekly Update

Personal life stuff… 🔔

Hello friends,

Greetings from Austin! 👋 Let’s jump right in!

This past week has been quite a ride. 🚗

  • Finished up a lot of testing on our software systems for the holidays

  • Prepared for my church’s undergraduate retreat for the students this weekend

  • Went on a mini-trip to get baked goods and have dinner with some friends

  • Continued to network with Austin folks on Lunchclub

  • Produced some social media templates for my podcast during my weekly hour session:

  • Hashed out several newsletter posts ahead of time so I have more flexibility to work on other ventures (3 drafts and 1 completed so far 😛)

Anyways, here are several pictures from this past week: 📷

Thanks for checking in on the newsletter!

If you guys can pray for a breakthrough this coming weekend during the retreat, not only for me in having a revival in my delight in God and personal relationship, but also for His work & breakthrough for the students, that’d be appreciated!

With that, stay safe 😷, keep it savvy 😎, and I’ll see y’all in the next update 😊

Eric


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