“Perfectionism is a self-destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.”– Brené Brown
Y’all, we are CONSTANTLY bombarded with all sorts of feedback about ourselves: the way we look, the way we dress, our work, our ideas… everything. While I love hearing feedback and sharing an open dialogue, I’ve learned that it’s important to trust your own intuition about what’s right for you… AND to try to not be too perfect in the process.
I don’t know about you, but I try to forgive myself for being human and imperfect, and I surround myself with imperfect people who are in the arena, too. Because the thing is: we can’t escape the opinions of others, but we can choose whose opinions and ideas we honor, respect, and consider. Usually, the best feedback comes from the people who are in your corner, anyway. Those are the people who care about seeing you thrive. But, ultimately, your opinion about ~yourself~ is what matters the most.
Worrying about what other people will think and trying to be perfect boxes you into the idea of who you think you SHOULD be… and is not who you *really* are. Once you forgive yourself for being imperfect and even celebrate your imperfections, it makes life a hell of a lot more fun. 😂
How do you accept and celebrate your imperfections?