Become a woman who embraces imperfection and still holds herself to high standards.
Perfectionism does not ever serve us.
Let me repeat that, perfectionism does not ever serve us.
My most empowered growth has come from letting go of holding myself to the standard of perfection.
My most freeing realisation is that I get to decide that what I do, have, create and become is good enough.
I have the power to decide.
I can still set a very high standard for myself, in fact, I don’t recommend you have anything less, but it is a standard that expects, embraces and celebrates imperfection as part of the journey.
Striving for perfection is exhausting, overwhelming and quite frankly an impossible task. What is perfect for you will not be perfect for the next person.
So it brings the question does perfection even exists.
I don’t believe it does and that’s ok.
That makes our world an interesting place. That makes us interesting people. That gives us the texture in our lives that makes our journey an interesting and extraordinary one.
What’s not ok is to keep chasing something that simply does not exist.
I see too many of us spend all our time striving to achieve an impossible task and then beating ourselves up when we don’t achieve it.
What we don’t realise is that in the very act of chasing the impossible we cease to chase what is possible.
I’d rather have an imperfect life that is abundant in possibilities than have a life limited to chasing the one impossible task of perfection.
From an abundance of possibilities comes an extraordinary life.
And I’d choose extraordinary over impossible any minute of the day.