Stop Trying To Be Perfect
What are a few things in your life that you need to quit? One thing that is very common is this desire to be perfect. Have you ever felt this? We live in the age of social media and we are constantly surrounded by the best images of people's lives. This is a recipe for disaster. We all know that comparison is the thief of joy and it is more prevalent now than ever. Perfection can be a prison that holds you back from true greatness.
Don't be afraid to make mistakes, some mistakes turn you into the person that you were born to be. In this age of social media we place too much value in the number of likes or the number of followers you have or how smooth your content is. Believe me when I tell you - none of that matters. All that matters is your impact. People recognize what it is to be real and we are innately drawn to the special flaws of people. It's what makes us unique. Too often I hear people who are too afraid of making a mistake or "failing" so they don't try at all. The crazy thing is that the only way to truly fail is to stop trying all together. I know that it's cliche but just be yourself. Life isn't about perfection, it's about progression. Compare yourself to who you were yesterday not to who someone else is today. Own your flaws, don't let them own you.
Are your friends perfect? Is your family perfect? What about your boss or your partner? No. Why do we hold ourselves and only ourselves to that expectation? This is where you can truly learn what grace is. Take a look around at all the people you love and respect in your life, I bet you barely notice their flaws and I bet they feel the same for you. Take time to apply the same grace you have for them to the voice in your head that is tearing you down. Here's the good news - the more you practice, the easier it becomes. One day soon, grace will be running like a background function in your mind and you won't even remember how harsh you used to be on yourself. Now this doesn't mean you lower your standard for yourself, don't get me wrong. All I'm talking about is learning to view your journey in the light of progression and to honor the steps you are making on your way to who you are meant to be. You got this.
It all starts with you.