You Are Perfectly Imperfect

identity Oct 08, 2021

This is a summary of my latest video.  If you’d rather watch that, you can do it here.

One of the coolest things I’ve learned over the last five years is that I do NOT have to be perfect.  It sounds obvious, but as a recovering Type A personality perfectionist, it took more years than I want to admit to realize there’s no way to achieve what we call perfection.  And, I’m exactly how I am meant to be, just as I am.  I guess you’d say I’m perfectly imperfect, and guess what.  You are, too.  Once you really get that, it feels like a huge and heavy burden has been lifted right off your shoulders.  You can stop carrying around that thought, because NO ONE is perfect.  I remember my daddy telling me that if I ever found the perfect church, I should definitely not join it, because I would mess it up:).  He was only half kidding, but the principle is spot on.  There is nothing you need to change, and no one you need to become.  You are exactly who you are meant to be, doing exactly what you’re meant to do right now, even in your imperfection.  And, you know what?  Imperfections make us more interesting.  Do you remember that movie “The Stepford Wives”, where real women were replaced by these so-called perfect robots who kept the house clean, made all the meals, and never had a single opinion about anything?  Who wants that?  Not even the husbands really wanted that “perfect wife”.  They were boring.  And later, there was the even stranger sequel “The Stepford Children.”  I remember people talking about how creepy those movies were, and I agree.  Let’s learn the lesson that perfect is boring and imperfect can definitely be interesting, and hopefully fun,too.

My challenge to you is – at least for today – to drop that crazy idea of perfection.  It just doesn’t exist, and you are exactly how you are meant to be right now.  

All my life, no matter what change I’ve experienced, I’ve been able to use journaling to remember who I am, begin to understand what I can learn from this change, and how my experience can help other people going through something similar.  Get my free prompts, “Journaling for Answers,” and start finding your own answers within.

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