I think somewhere down the line we all buy in to a myth, sold to us by people who are miserable. In overt or subtle ways we’re told – ‘You’ve got to try to be perfect.” And so we try, and of course we fail, and naturally we’re miserable…..And I guess we then sell the concept to some other poor souls and the cycle continues!
Sometime ago, I decided that I’m breaking the cycle. I’m not perfect, never will be and I’m not even going to try. It is not a negative choice. Rather, it’s an absolute relief.
So now, instead of trying to be perfect, I’m just aiming to be ME. To enjoy my life as it is and discover more and more my inner self – that’s the journey I’m on. And it’s challenging and chaotic at times but it’s rewarding.
And the best part, as I journey within myself, I begin to realize my dreams and goals.
I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect and beautiful journey of my life. It’s a trip more wonderful than I could have imagined. ~ Kerry Washington
So I’m encouraging you to learn to enjoy yourself – imperfections and all.
May you be inspired – everyday!
PS: I have been tardy with responding to your comments and reading your blogs – my apologies – but then I’m not perfect 😛 – will be ‘back’ soon and that’s a promise!
A lover of words. A self-acceptance blogger. A blogging coach. A book reviewer. A woman happily journeying through midlife, moving from self-improvement to self-acceptance and enjoying being herself.
Corinne writes at Everyday Gyaan, reviews fiction at CorinneRodrigues.com and encourages writers and bloggers at Write Tribe and offers offline coaching to writers and bloggers at The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India.