How To Enjoy Your Imperfect Life

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If you want to enjoy your life, your work, don’t try to be a perfect person. It is a difficult thing to achieve. We are living in an imperfect world. Salvandor Dali said, “Have no fear of perfection- you’ll never reach it.”

You will live and enjoy your life when you are not trying to be perfect. You can never be perfect. You can only reduce your mess. Can you really change our imperfect world? If you are being honest with me, with yourself, and with the world, the answer is a big, big “no.” Toba Beta said, “Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice reduces the imperfection.”

Instead of trying to be perfect, instead of trying to live a perfect live (impossible!), instead of trying to be perfect at what we do, let’s enjoy the process. If you miss the process, you have missed everything.

Sometimes trying to be perfect prevents us from doing great things. We don’t want to make mistakes. Remember, there is no progress without mistakes. If you are not ready to make mistakes (lots of them), you are not ready to move past your perfect world. Brene Brown says, “Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.” That is it.

If you are ready to risk being imperfect, you will enjoy your life. If you are waiting until you know everything before you take action, you will never take action. Because the world of perfection is a marathon, not a sprint. Don’t wait to be perfect before you do anything. If you do, you are building a fence against action. Perfection prevents action. Imperfection allows us to act. Because we have nothing to lose. We have everything to gain for taking action.

Don’t wait until you are perfect before you act. If you do, you will never accomplish anything.