The Truth About Perfection
So many of us are caught up in perfection. The Oxford dictionary defines perfection as “the action or process of improving something until it is faultless’. Sounds a little steep to me! We like things to be right, spot on in fact, and anything less can often be deemed as failure.
From the way we look, to the way we do things – we set the goal posts high and strive for nothing less than perfect. The problem is that we so often can’t reach those heights, and if we can’t do it perfectly why bother at all? One little slip up and *poof* we’ve failed. Yet again we aren’t good enough.
But you know what? We ARE enough. YOU are enough!
The Oxford dictionary defines perfection as ‘the action or process of improving something until it is faultless’. Sounds like a huge responsibility to me! One that is often unattainable.
The truth is, perfection is highly overrated. Unless you are an engineer or heart surgeon of course! But really, what does faultless mean? Who defines how to be perfect? The perfect woman, the perfect parent, the perfect spouse? Well, you do. I do.
We all do, and it’s about time we lower our standards and give ourselves some breathing room.
Ultimately it’s merely a perception, so what if we decide to change how we perceive things? I say imperfect is perfect.
What is perfect flawless skin without a few marks to tell a woman’s story? What price do you put on perfection when the perfect parent is actually breaking on the inside from being pulled in too many directions?
When we give ourselves permission to be perfectly imperfect amazing things can happen.
We can once again do things wholeheartedly in our own time. We can act with authenticity. We can be more forgiving towards ourselves and others which in turn cultivates love.
Forget the perception of perfection – what you see online, in the media and on your friends photoshopped Instagram account. Lower the goal posts! Be forgiving. You are already perfect, exactly as you are, right in this moment.