Resolve: Strive For Excellence Rather Than Perfection

Beauty comes from within!

perfect peopleFinally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8






15 thoughts on “Resolve: Strive For Excellence Rather Than Perfection

  1. Hahaha, this made me laugh πŸ˜€
    I really enjoyed reading your post, thanks! I never heard of fried butter also lol.
    You make a very good point, strive for excellence not perfection. That is so liberating! πŸ™‚


  2. How true, and if anything, mistakes are the best lessons on success we can discover. It gives us the grounds to see what went wrong, how to improve, and we can encorporate that into future actions, therefore making us better. Great post Ellie, thanks for directing me to this!


    • Exactly! Eureka – you got it and now start writing that novel. I probably won’t live long enough to see it, but I believe you have many literary awards in your future. Self-doubt is self-defeating and doesn’t come from God. You are an excellent writer, journalist, interviewer – the world deserves to see how professional a writer you can be!

      Writing doesn’t necessarily change the world, but it definitely changes the one who writes! Blessings,


  3. I completely agree! I just wish i could get my brain to agree and cooperate!! I desperately want to strive for excellence and not perfection. I’ve suffered from that since … forever but am trying to reverse it, somehow! I loved reading this and hope to read many more. Thank you for sharing yourself and your insights with the world. Blessings and peace to you!


    • Hi! I’m so happy you are now following my blog. I have the BEST followers ever! Thanks so much for commenting. I really enjoy your blog and I pray that you are striving for health, not to only be skinny. I’ve counseled some tiny gals who were not healthy either!

      You’re right – it’s tough to get rid of that mind-set of striving for perfection. You might have grown up similar to me.(which I’ve never mentioned this before) I grew up trying to be perfect, thinking that maybe THEN I would feel loved. It’s a struggle, you’re right about that. As you grow older, gradually I’ve grown through it and now it’s more important to have a great testimony and care about what God thinks about us. Hang in there and I hope my posts will inspire you to always be your healthiest self. Don’t hesitate to ask questions if it will help. Blessings,


  4. Thank you Ellie for such excellent encouragement!! I was dropped off at WW when I was 10 years old. It has been a lifetime of dieting. About 4 years ago, I finally lost 143 lbs. Due to thyroid and thyroid surgery this last Spring I gained a small amount back. I had thought hopefully they have my thyroid levels close to getting better…it has been quite a struggle…so I would set forth on loosing that gain after the holidays. My plans once home came undone by various issues. I see now after reading your blog…maybe my “plan” wasn’t the Lord’s and I need to rethink His will…even in my healthier food choices.
    Thank you so very much for such a lovely reminder of seeking Him…even in this new years health choices. I always have in the past…I just “thought” I was on the right path!! πŸ™‚ Isn’t God wonderful just to slow us down to hear His will…and not ours. To give ourselves a break and just take is one step at a time…in His direction. πŸ™‚
    Thank you again Dear Friend!!


    • Yes, God is amazing! How can He love a sinner such as me? Hearing stories such as yours humbles me. I so enjoy encouraging others, thank you.

      Remember anything is fine in moderation and health is more important than skinniness. Whenever I want to “pig out” I must tell myself that I am an example to others and must “walk the walk” in order to stay credible. After all, if I didn’t practice what I preached, I wouldn’t be taken seriously any more than a Christian who got drunk, cheated and swore up a storm. Who’d want to be him? By being vibrant and alive even in my mid-sixties, hopefully others will want to emulate my common-sense advice. Blessings to you my new friend,


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