Some Beats None

Some Beats None

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Some beats none.

This has become a staple phrase in my life since reading Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters. (Fantastic read, by the way.) Last week, I ignored this little battle cry. I let the fear of the unknown and the feeling of inability to do something perfectly keep me from moving forward.

We must stop getting caught up in trying to have it all together before beginning something. Refuse the need to have the ending set in stone at the beginning of your journey. Avoid the trap of feeling like what you’re doing has to be perfect. No one and nothing is perfect.

The questions we’re asking and things we’re exploring are intricate, and will sometimes lead to big, even messy, changes. Don’t be overwhelmed. Instead, let these things roll around in your mind. Be thankful for what you have, and practice framing things in light of how they could become greater- in your own life or someone else’s.

So today, remember, some beats none. What is your ‘some’ today?

Mine is getting back in the groove of writing for Greater.

greater #31days of curating & blessing out of excess


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  • Whitney October 15, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Not to be a stick in the mud, but I’m going to continue taking this approach with clothing. In my excitement about reading and having a style blog, I bought A LOT of clothes for awhile (even though I don’t have a lot of money). For financial reasons, this really needs to stop. Although I’m also trying to get it through my head that I definitely have enough. I have a closet bursting with clothes. I’m on a spending freeze for a few months and I’m also making an effort to choose two items of clothing per week to donate.

    • Caitlin Author October 16, 2013 at 8:17 AM

      Whitney- I don’t think that’s a stick in the mud approach at all! I’m so proud of you! I want to hear more as your spending freeze continues, deal?

  • Tasha October 15, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    I really appreciate this Greater series and especially this post. Thank you.

  • TaylorMay October 22, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Some. My husband and I moved cross country from upstate,ny to seattle,washington. about three weeks ago. The house is not put together. Not sure if it’s in my head or what- but people seem to keep asking if we’re settled in. Settled in. I haven’t even finished unpacking my clothes yet! (Lots of things besides unpacking come with a move across the US)
    . But the some. Last night I arranged our living room. We have a cozy space to relax now. It works
    Some> None could easily become my personal mantra. . It speak to my troubles.
    Thanks Caitlin.

    • Caitlin Author October 29, 2013 at 8:12 AM

      I’m so glad it encouraged you like it did me! I think the question, “Have you settled in?” is almost a compulsive ask when you find out someone has recently moved. I never thought about how it might make them feel overwhelmed. It takes time to get settled in! Hope you’re enjoying your cozy spot and that unpacking some is beating none :)

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