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Try to be a little MORE IMPERFECT!


Perfect. Perfection. Perfectionism. So many of us strive for this state of being as if it were some sort of tangible product that we could wrap our arms around, hold tight, claim as ours and never let go.  We are told that if we just work hard enough and long enough, we can achieve perfection. Fill in the blank: the perfect job, the perfect relationship, the perfect body, the perfect ________ , etc. This notion is at the very least a myth and the very worst a lie that has been passed down from generation to generation with sometimes devastating results.

I say we lower the bar.

I’ve named this Blog: “Life is Hard. Find the Good.” Well, life is also very messy. So, might as well enjoy getting a little dirty. Translation? Humans are inherently imperfect. Whew. That’s a relief. Now, I am not implying that we use our imperfect state as an excuse to stop trying. Nope. Keep trying. Recognize that “showing up” and “trying” is achievable. Notice I didn’t mention an outcome attached to this task. Letting go of expectations means letting go of “perfect”.

Now, get out there and be the best imperfect you can be! And, enjoy the “try”.

#humaness #imperfection

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