You’re not perfect – and that’s okay.
The truth is, no one is good at everything or can succeed in every area of life. You don’t have to be perfect for your life to be worth living. You don’t have to be perfect to make a difference in the world! In fact, the inability to excel at every single thing means more time in the day to discover things that may end up mattering more to you than striving toward perfection in something that does not.
It’s time to let go of some pressure and permit yourself not to be great all the time!
Admit your faults and weaknesses
Admitting your faults and weaknesses not only helps you to realize the things you need to work on. It also prevents self-loathing. Hold yourself to realistic standards and speak kindly to yourself when you fail.
You can be self-compassionate while still acknowledging when you make mistakes or come up short. Maybe being perfect isn’t all it’s cracked up to be after all – give yourself permission to accept your imperfections, embrace them even!
Take pride in the little victories
It’s easy to get bogged down by our mistakes, but don’t let them overshadow all the little wins. Learning to accept that you’re not perfect is an ongoing process. Take it one step at a time and celebrate the small things to keep yourself moving forward.
Don’t compare yourself to others
It can be hard to remember that perfect doesn’t exist, especially when constantly comparing yourself to others. When someone excels at something, it feels like they have an advantage over you and can see things you can’t. Yet this isn’t always a bad thing!
If someone else is excelling in a particular area, they probably have more experience or expertise than you. Take advantage of the fact that someone is better at something who can show you some things that maybe you didn’t know. You can grow from someone’s success and learn from them without feeling threatened by them doing their best.
Enjoy compliments as they come – don’t dismiss them! Own whatever you have done and let yourself enjoy the positive words that another has to offer.
Know that your mistakes can lead to growth
Mistakes are just that: mistakes – and not the end of the world!
Realize and accept that your mistakes are opportunities for learning and growth. And along with personal growth comes a more “perfect” you, in your unique way.
Accept that everyone has different gifts
Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. What another person does or does not excel at is irrelevant to your life. Putting pressure on yourself and wishing your strengths or weaknesses were different will hinder your confidence and cause inner turmoil.
The most important thing in life is to figure out what works for you and roll with it. Notice what you excel at, build upon those skills, and make the most of them. Let the rest go, and avoid preoccupying yourself with someone else’s gifts.
Change your inner narrative
Everyone has self-limiting beliefs. But when you change your inner narrative and your self-talk, it can change your entire life story! In other words, you get to decide what you consider a failure and if it’s worth dwelling on. You get to determine your mindset and how you feel about yourself through it all. Decide that you are worthy of self-love and fulfillment – win or los