Imperfection keeps us stuck in mediocrity.

Imperfection is just being lazy and nonchalant, throwing our lives away.

Imperfection doesn’t really care and is not committed to getting any better.

Imperfection keeps us small and utterly unsuccessful.


Well, that’s not my experience.

 

Imperfection makes me expand and get better.  And better.  And better.

Imperfection inspires me to go out and do things.

Imperfection encourages me to experiment and learn.

Imperfection knows mistakes are all part of the game and makes me do anything to learn and grow.

Imperfection makes me feel eager and playful.

Imperfection doesn’t care one bit about who I’m supposed to be.

Imperfection loves it when I give my dreams a go.

Imperfection is the biggest fan.  Of me.

Imperfection constantly reminds me how brilliantly unique everybody is.  Comparing just doesn’t make any sense.

Imperfection is full of compassion and encourages me to be ridiculously honest with myself.

Imperfection makes me do things wholeheartedly, giving it my all, regardless of what you might think about me.

Imperfection believes I’m really smart.  And way funny.  And so mesmerizingly interesting.

 

And when I believe that I do anything but staying in my comfort zone.

And when I believe that I do anything but throwing my life away.

In fact, I’m living it.

To the fullest.

 

This blog post has got a twin sister!  Check out last Monday’s blog post “Perfection makes us thrive.  (And other lies we tell ourselves.)

 

Photo by me.

 

3 Responses to Imperfection keeps us stuck in mediocrity. (And other lies we tell ourselves.)

  1. Debra Smouse says:

    Embracing imperfection is truly the most amazing way to live. Thank you for the reminder, An!

    Excellent post!

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