Every time I hear someone say they are a perfectionist, I cringe. I actually feel bad for them and yet they seem to wear it as a badge of honour. I think that we are all perfect imperfections. That is what makes us unique.
We all have amazing talents and gifts to give to others and the world; many have just not discovered theirs yet. When you go inward you will see just how perfect you are and the need for wanting to project a false image of perfection to others will simply dissolve.
I think that instead of claiming, “I am a perfectionist” one should declare” I try hard to show up and do the best that I can in every situation. Sometimes it happens and other times, not so much but I will keep trying.” That I think is a much gentler way to live.
We humans need to learn. That is why we are here, isn’t it? We need to make mistakes and we need to learn how to fix them. We need to fail and we need to fall.
Show off those bumps, bruises and scars that you have earned. They show that you had lived and you have experienced life. We need to grow into ourselves and we don’t get that chance if you perceive yourself as anything other than perfection just as you are; a human being, being human. Let’s hear it for Impurfekt PERFECTION. YAAAAAAY!
What’s been your biggest screw up lately?
Originally published at balanceformaximumwellness.com on October 18, 2016.