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Have The Courage to Be Yourself

Embrace your imperfections to grow up and become who you really are.

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I’ve learned many lessons through my years, but without question, the most surprising thing I learned was that: The thing you can do that will make you the strongest person, is the thing that is most unreasonable to do. BE VULNERABLE !

I’m not crazy, I know that we have all been educated to think that being vulnerable means being weak, which is the exact opposite of strong.

But being perfectionist is an illusion.

Infact people who won’t embrace imperfection are simply not authentic.

Sometimes often we put so much pressure on ourselves to constantly strive toward perfection. In those cases we end up losing out on recognizing the small wins that we have throughout our day, not appreciating what is around us and we waste energy and make mistakes.

Instead of spending our evenings decompressing, or making the time to spend with our loved ones, we are so focused on doing better tomorrow that we may rarely be entirely present.

Moreover, perfectionist tendencies have been associated with anxiety, depression, insomnia, self-harm, and aggressive behavior.

It takes courage to admit that you are not perfect. It takes courage to acknowledge that you cannot control the outcomes, especially when your entire job is to produce outcomes. The most you can do is live your life controlling your best efforts to produce outcomes.

The really truth is that you will never achieve perfection, so the most you can do is live your life in honest pursuit of it.

Embracing vulnerability takes all kinds of courage but the strength it gives you can become your most valuable asset.

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