Beautifully Imperfect




“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”
Salvador Dali
It is not easy feeling like you are always under the spotlight being judged for each little mistake you make, or at least that is what you tell yourself. Your mind is in an endless loop playing what you said and did over and over again. Seeking to be perfect.
Perfection suggests a state of flawlessness, without any defects. To be perfect implies a condition whereby your action or performance attains a level of excellence that cannot be exceeded. In reality perfection is an illusion. We are beautifully imperfect beings, operating in a very imperfect world, and that is just the way it is meant to be. Striving for perfection is a hollow goal, one that can rarely be achieved.

Society shows us touched up images of perfection constantly in advertisements and popular media. Try to restrain from buying into this illusion; it will only lead you into darkness. Embrace your quirks, your flaws and the fact that life is a roller coaster at times. Strive for excellence, have high standards… but never confuse that with the crippling behaviour of perfectionism.

Rather than striving to be perfect, embrace and appreciate all the beautiful, natural imperfections of life, and use these things to grow stronger, wiser, and more whole as an individual.

The closest thing to perfection is in the ability to be fully present. Without any distracting thoughts, measuring, comparing or grading yourself, you are free to really be in the moment. It is in this moment that you are truly alive.


Do not surrender to perfectionism. Your beauty lies in your imperfection.. Try not surrender to the negative self talk that tells you that you are not good enough, smart enough, attractive enough, worthy enough… Those lies will steal away your joy of living. Remember that you are a work of art, a true magnum opus.
“We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That’s what connects us–that we’re all broken, all beautifully imperfect.”
Emilio Estevez


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