Perfection vs Reality

Perfection vs Reality

So many people strive for perfection, myself included. I want to be the best wife, best mother, best blogger, best everything. I don't think there's anything wrong with trying to be better than what you already are, but there should never come a point in time where you feel like you've reached the peak of your abilities. 

We have to be careful though in our quest for perfection. Sometimes we can cause damage to ourselves by setting unrealistic expectations or trying to do too much at once. In my personal experience, I was trying to be the greatest in all areas of my life. But the pressure I was adding to myself wasn't good at all. And it was causing me to be take it out on those around me. I tend to be my own worse critic, and when I don't meet the expectations I've set for myself, I can come down on myself pretty hard.

But I've learned (and I'm still learning) that it's ok to take smaller steps instead of trying to take one HUGE step. For example, when I first started blogging, I had read so many articles about how people were making substantial incomes doing this. And it lit a fire inside me, to not only start blogging, but I quickly envisioned myself quitting my job and writing full time and making a cool million in the first year! Of course, that hasn't taken place yet. And I've learned that there's a lot of "backstage" work that goes into becoming something greater.

So instead of trying to be "perfect", just be who you already are and continue to grow. There's always a better version of yourself, the 2.0 version (and higher)! Have faith in the process of growth, and know that with some hard work, you will eventually reach your goals and be able to set new goals for yourself. Be ok with who you are, but don't settle. Be ok with your flaws, but don't stop trying to be better.

#perfectlyimperfect

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