One of the most significant and liberating moments in my life occurred after I became a mother. It was a moment when I recognized that I had to let-go of "PERFECTION". From that awarness, came action. It took time.. But it was worth the wait and effort...
So, I've mostly let-go of PERFECTION
As something that I expect in myself all the time
As something that I expect in others all the time
As something that I expect in the world all the time
Read the above again! Its IMPORTANT!
Here's the thing | As women, many of us tend to hold-on to the idea of "PERFECTION" way too strongly - in our minds, in our hearts, in our dreams, in our words, in our actions and as an integral part of our worlds..
I agree that striving for perfection is good, and also probably healthy. It can help you reach your goals, and touch the pinnacles of success. But what if the desire for perfection reaches a point when you are "obsessesed" with perfection in everything you do as a part of every day - Then it starts to make your life that much more "IMPERFECT". I mean think about it - Realistically and even theoretically, is it possible to be perfect every single day of your life? And in every single thing that you do? Probably, NOT!
In the journey of my life, here's what I realized about Perfection
Perfection is surreal
Perfection is transient
Perfection is elusive
Perfection is a journey, not a destination
Perfection is a continuum
Perfection is personal. So what's perfect for you may be imperfect for me. So there's no real universally accepted definition of perfection
Perfection is a state of "mind"... a state of "being"
As women, many of us tend to beat ourselves on this quest for perfection
We aim for the perfect body
We want the perfect appearance
We love the perfectly fitted clothes
We want the perfect house
We dream of the perfect spouse
We love the perfect children
We pine for the perfect job
We wish for the perfect friends
We want the perfect lifestyle
We love everyday of our lives to be perfect
And there's more
We aspire to be the perfect daughter
We aspire to be the perfect sister
We aspire to be the perfect friend
We aspire to be the perfect wife
We aspire to be the perfect mother
We aspire to be the perfect professional
We aspire to be simply perfect...
Here's the truth | So much perfection does not come in even a life time
So, what's simpler is to acknowledge and accept that EVERYTHING will PROBABLY not be PERFECT ALL THE TIME
yes! for somethings perfection can be your goal and ultimate destination.
but not for every single thing, every day of your life
Would it not be simpler if you recognized and accepted
That every single thing is your life will probably not be PERFECT always?
And what is perfect is
If you TRULY ACCEPT the "imperfections" in yourself and the world around
And live life with these "perfections" and "imperfections"?
Would love to hear your views.. Leave a comment to let me know...
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