“Imperfection” What is it? Most of us would say that is someone or something that has flaws, defects, or perhaps faults. Someone or something that is less than perfect. But by whose standards are these imperfections defined by? Steve Maraboli describes it best. “Imperfections are illusions caused by expectation. They are a psychological warning that we are not seeing true potential, but self- imposed limitation”.
We all have imperfections, but it’s how you perceive them, what you do with them and how you value yourself that helps create who you are in life. When you look at your imperfections and accept them as part of who you are, they can become your most attractive characteristics. (As long as it brings no harm to others). Each distinctive trait you have shouldn’t be defined as right or wrong, but more about how it defines who you are. One person’s imperfection is another person’s uniqueness.
When you get past your ego based thoughts and be who you dare to be; it may expose your vulnerability and show you that your imperfections are part of being human. See them for what they are, and grow with them. Let others love you because of your imperfections, not in spite of them. Let go of who you think you should be, and embrace all that you are.
You are the owner of your imperfections and uniqueness. The choices you make create the structure of your life and should empower you. The more you accept your individuality, the easier it becomes to live your life with your so-called “imperfections”. It’s okay to be perfectly imperfect.
Share your beautiful humanness with the world. It means that you shouldn’t take yourself too seriously, because things happen in life, regardless of how much structure there may be. It means not limiting yourself to what others may think or what their expectations are of you.
Be in harmony with all that you are and look beyond your imperfections.
Your imperfections make you perfect
Your flaws make you flawless
It’s the essence of who you are
~ Jill Lee ~