Life is not perfect. Unpredictable happens. Often.
Relentless pursuit of perfection in our relationships and achievements leads to depression, anxiety, stress and frustration. Simply embracing that our imperfections are actually qualities that make us unique, alters how we approach our daily lives.
By shifting the focus from over achieving to awareness for often overlooked details, we can celebrate small victories that are otherwise hiding in plain site. Our (re)actions shift from feelings of ‘not enoughness’ to acceptance and gratitude for ourselves and others.
When faults are highlighted not hidden, we can be truly authentic. In allowing ourselves to be vulnerable we showcase imperfections as strengths and allow for deep and greater empathy. The result of which is living a life of deeper integrity and more fulfilling outcomes and results.
Simply take a moment today and identify an imperfection you can reframe as a strength. Notice if accepting progress over perfection serves you this week. To explore this Japanese philosophy of a perfectly imperfect life, google wabi-sabi and learn more.