Understanding Our Imperfections
Let's face it, nobody is perfect. We all have our flaws, our features that we wish were more striking, and traits that we want to be stronger. The perfect human can not in concept even exist, right? I'm here to tell you that belief is wrong. Now, I am not talking from a theological perspective but rather from an entrepreneur's mind. You have to understand that your perfection comes by embracing your imperfections. Hear me out.
I want you to think about this for a second. The only reason we dislike certain things about ourselves, is because someone came along in our lives and told us we were "ugly" or were "fat". That our nose is too big, or we are too short. This is just from a physical stand point; I will dive into traits here momentarily. If we consistently live our life striving to be better in order to be accepted by other people, that literally means we are not living life for ourselves but for the person who hurt us in the first place! Every individual holds themselves to a different standard, and that is something some people refuse to understand. In the end the only reason someone is hating on you is because they have internal issues themselves so pity them, not yourselves.
I also don't want you to get me wrong, you should always prioritize health as there is a level where you do in fact need to change, but just because you don't have a six pack DOES not mean you're fat. Just because you don't weigh 100 pounds does not mean you're any less of a person than the rest. You should understand that every person's biological make up is different and there is nothing we can do to change that. You may actually be healthier with a little bit of weight on you versus let's say being skin and bones. When you beat yourself up these thoughts can seriously become a problem. I chose to use weight as my example for this because virtually everyone has been criticized in their life at least once for being too "skinny", too "fat" or "chubby". I know I have, and I beat myself up for the longest time, but now looking back I know that perfection is all in our own mind and in our self-worth. My definition of perfect for myself, may vary from yours and that's actually great as it shows our uniqueness.
Moving on from a physical example, let's talk about something that has to do with who we are as a person. Traits, characteristics and what you should or should not be doing. Let's say you have a problem with procrastination, you could easily continue living life procrastinating, but in its base form, it is a flaw which therefore implies you are not perfect. I would hope that you all know that much. As I mentioned above, your perfection comes by embracing your imperfections, but it goes a step farther; self-awareness. If you have the self-awareness to recognize you have an issue with something like procrastination you can therefore begin striving for perfection by making changes where changes are necessary. You must understand that you aren't perfect but are taking the actions steps towards achieving perfection. See what I mean now?
In theory you can't achieve perfection but by knowing that you are aiming for it, you will not only view yourself with a better attitude, but you will also stop viewing yourself as flawed. It's what you're doing or not doing that matters. You could easily bask in your flaws all you want but what is the point!? So, I implore you to stop beating yourself up, to see what you need to change, and to work on changing your mindset. Speak as if you are already perfect and have fixed the things in your life that need to be fixed. Trust me when I say your mentality is important. There's a reason why I speak so much on it.
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- Isaac Mashman
Always remember, Success Before Rest.