Obsession with PERFECTION - is the greatest obstacle to CONNECTION
So many times when I consult with parents - I have to point this out to them.
Thoughts like the following need to be examined carefully.
"I will play with my child when my house is clean."
Remember - No house is ever clean enough.
"I will talk to my teen on the beach when we go on that fancy vacation."
Remember - If you don't talk now - you will have nothing to say then
"I can stop getting angry with my teenager if only she gets up on time every morning."
Remember - Your teen will get up on time if you stop getting angry first.
If you are struggling with connection - and so many of us are -
Take a moment to look at the "If... Then" statements in your life.
Connection cannot be Conditional.