Seriously — the word PERFECT? It sometimes makes me anxious and causes me to question myself and wonder a whole bunch of things:
Is what I’m doing or working on good enough?
Did I make the right decision?
Am I good enough?
Did is say the right thing?
What do others think?
YIKES! IS “IT” (whatever “it” is) PERFECT???
When I look the word up in the dictionary to see if I’ve “arrived” to perfect based on what the word means, it says:
Conforming absolutely to the description or definition of an ideal type
Entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings
Exactly fitting the need in a certain situation or for a certain purpose
I fall sort.
I’m NOT perfect.
Honestly — from what I can see, “perfect” is subjective and in the eyes of the beholder. We all have different perceptions and realities. What may seem perfect to one, may not seem perfect to another.
If we are striving for perfect we will grow weary. If we wait until everything is perfect we will be stuck. WHY? It. does. NOT. exist.
Several years ago, after I got married and had my first child, I received input and opinions from every angle on ALL the things I should/should not be doing as a wife, mom, working women AND what my kid should/should not be doing at a certain age — I made the decision to STOP!
I decided to STOP trying to be perfect and make everything perfect or “seem” perfect. Instead, I committed to excellence and to do my best. PERIOD.
GOOD-BYE perfect and the opinions of others.
HELLO to doing my best, pursuing excellence, and waking up every day saying yes to God — accepting HIS mercy and grace and forgiveness and seeking to put a smile on HIS face!
Is perfect tripping YOU up? IF so, kick it to the curb and join me on a different journey and move forward embracing I’Mperfect. Truly. It’s a whole lot lighter.