Imperfection touches all areas of our lives. We don’t feel perfectly skilled for our jobs. We don’t think we’re the perfect mother or wife. Sometimes, we don’t feel like the perfect friend, or compassionate member of the community. And the more we tear ourselves down, the less we have to give.
So many women don’t celebrate their uniqueness and constantly strive for a warped idea of perfection, which does not exist.
We use the word perfect so often, when we talk about everything but ourselves:
- When someone asks us to do them a favor, even when it is not a good time. “Perfect!”
- When we look at a dress, thinking about the weight we still have to lose to fit into it. “It’s perfect!”
- When we kiss our children’s scars. “You’re perfect!”
But when we look in the mirror, at that one extra pound, the hair that is either too curly or too straight, we wonder what we can do to be more perfect. When we compare ourselves to Photo-shopped pictures of models in magazines, violently shoving the chocolate away in disgust, we certainly don’t think we could ever be that perfect.
“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
1. Come out of hiding
When we feel ashamed of ourselves, we tend to hide, and the longer we stay in ‘hiding’, the more we see ourselves as unlovable. By sharing yourself, you can allow your inner light – your true beauty – to shine through. You can learn from others and be shaped by your experiences.
2. Choose how you will handle your flaws
The way in which you deal with your flaws will define your life. Choose to handle it positively in order to empower yourself to live a positive, successful, and healthy life.
3. Understand the power of your flaws
Flaws can be a gateway to sincerity. It can help you discover your uniqueness and help you to recover unshakeable confidence. Express yourself with more sincerity to the world and you will see why you were made perfectly incomplete.
4. Discover the real reason for your flaws
We tend to think that we’re perfect in spite of our flaws, but real confidence comes from knowing that we are perfect because of our flaws. Beauty doesn’t come from being pretty, but from an eternal radiance that shines from the inside.
Your unique quirks make you beautiful. Don’t hide them away. Celebrate them!