Here's How to Love Being Perfectly Imperfect
Perfectionism is a Defense Mechanism to Avoid Criticism and Rejection
What if it were okay to be quirky and wrong?
When we let go of our own judgments about being quirky and wrong, we can let go of the defenses too.
Quirky is cool. Nature is perfectly imperfect. Only machines make perfect things. Do you want to be a machine, or a carbon copy?
That's no fun!
There is no uniqueness in that.
Everyone is sprinkled with their own flavor of uniqueness. If you blend in with everyone else, we may miss it. Don't do that to yourself or the world. Share it.
And it's okay to be wrong, too! Being wrong means that you've stumbled upon a limitation that you didn't know you had. And now you can learn something that will help you blow past it.
Yes! We don't know what we don't know. Unless someone or something brings it to our attention, we can remain in darkness and ignorance. So thank the universe when you discover this. It's a blessing.
Perfectionism Destroys Uniqueness
Face it. We're all drawn to the quirk. It makes life interesting. It's challenging. The different thing invites curiosity and wonder.
Why would you put that out to be predictable, robotic, and boring? Dare to be perfectly imperfect. Risk being authentic.
Need proof? I won't name names, but consider the stars whose careers were ruined after plastic surgery "corrected" their "flaws."
Perfectionism goes beyond our faces, but the same considerations apply. When we go out of our way to blend in and not be noticed, we become invisible. We're here to be seen and share our special sauce.