Progress, Not Perfection.

Progress, Not Perfection.

Saw a few things in myself the past few weeks that startled me. I regressed and forgot who I have become.  I call this my little self. Instead of compassion, There was criticism. Instead of happiness, there was a lot of upset. Instead of possibility, there was resignation. This little girl I used to be was running the show and I didn’t catch it until I greatly impacted a few people I care about. I even saw that it was happening and I didn’t know what to do about it. I hear this often…a lot of people may say, “You’re a coach, you should be a certain way…or how is it that you can’t extract yourself?” Well, first I’m every shade of human as the next person AND it’s a practice like a new hobby of yoga, weightlifting, and musical instruments.

It a fascinating concept to me that even while you’re doing the work, at times you regress. I often tell my clients that times of transition, travel, and even good times can create a shift in you, a regression, without recognizing it. How do you recognize it? If/when you do recognize it, how do you make the shift from the place of being right in your experience/feeling powerless into a place of power?

I am LUCKY to have a team of people on my side for when I forget it’s my choice to KEEP BEING the person I know who lives in the world of POSSIBILITIES. Truth is, luck has nothing to do with it. I’ve strategically brought my people into my life to remind me of who I’ve become. These people see me as who I am today, and don’t let that little girl run the show and they lovingly call me on it. I forgot the possibility I created in my life full self-expression and playfulness. I missed that the past couple of weeks and I am happy my team helped me see it again!


A HUGE thank you to my posse, for keeping my possibilities for an extraordinary life real for me and for allowing me grace to clean things up when I take a step back into ordinary. You are quite the team. Progress, not perfection. I am truly humbled.

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”― F. Scott Fitzgerald

Kristin Darga

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