“Practice makes perfect.” Does this phrase, although uttered quite frequently in our society, have any truth behind it? How much practice, in fact, does it take to become “perfect”? What even is “perfect”? We have come to believe, through the influence of media, that perfect is attainable; it is something we can reach if we would just be “better”. In reality, perfection is having no flaws, and I don’t know about you, but I don’t think that is remotely possible.
How to fix this? Well, first you have to find who you are. Whoa! That was pretty deep, wasn’t it? Well, it is true. You have to figure out what you like, what you don’t, who you want to be, etc. Don’t be fake and try to be someone you’re not. It is a waste of time because someone else is already taking that role. Be UNIQUE. Be YOU. Finally, when you think you have a grasp of who you are and who you want to be, it is time to accept your flaws.
Being able to recognize the imperfection in yourself (although depressing as it may seem) is absolutely freeing and empowering. Knowing that you are good enough, actually perfect enough, at being YOU is the best feeling in the world (I think). Just remember this, if nothing else- “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” ~Amy Bloom[i]
[i] http://distinguishedyw.org/be-perfectly-imperfect/Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.