Do you find yourself constantly blaming your own self for not being perfect? Do you struggle with living up to a ridiculous standard that you have set for yourself? Read on below to know why you should start being a little more forgiving and accept your own imperfections. It’s time to find out how embracing our inperfections can help us in life!
How Embracing Our Imperfections Can Help Us In Life
Every moment of every day, we, as humans, are expected to refine ourselves. We are always told to strive for perfection. Continuously pushed to achieve excellence in everything we do. Constantly told to do better, be better, and live better.
Most of the world tells us that this is the right way to live. Always expecting nothing less than impeccable magnificence from our own selves. But is it really that good for you?
In my opinion, no. Sure, pushing our own limits is one way to grow. But it is when we start lusting after the ‘perfect’ life that we go wrong.
Are you not convinced? Let me elaborate. Here are the splendid changes you can bring in your own life once you begin to embrace your imperfections.
Imperfections make us more likable and relatable
Here’s a question: how many people can you name around you who really are flawless? Someone that has no weaknesses, no shortcomings? Chances are, you won’t be able to find a lot of these individuals around yourself. And if you do, you might not be such great friends with them.
Most of the people we know have at least a few of their own imperfections. And it is these imperfections that make us human. If you began to put forward an image of yourself that had no flaws, you are not likely to connect with many people.
Our flaws make us more relatable. They make us less intimidating and more likable. By surrendering to our imperfections, we discover our real identity. And showing your vulnerable side can serve as a great opportunity to really bond with other imperfect humans.
Our flaws make us interesting and unique
Even though each one of us is doubtlessly flawed, the nature of our flaws are completely different from one another.
Like snowflakes, there are no two humans who have exactly the same set of strengths and weaknesses to the same extent. Hence, our imperfections are something that makes us unique.
These are what will make us stand out in a crowd. These are what will make up our identity. And these are what will draw people to us.
Embracing our flaws lets us focus on the things that really matter
Trying to be flawless is a huge burden. When we are constantly striving to be perfect at everything, we can never give any one thing our hundred percent. We have so much to worry about every moment of every day that we simply cannot focus on the things that really matter.
Accepting our limitations gives us mental peace and the chance to define which endeavors deserve our energy.
Once we can embrace our own flaws, we know what stands beyond our individual human limitations. And so, instead of wasting our precious time and effort on things that will never happen, we tune our efforts to things that are within our control. Instead of trying – and inevitably failing – to be perfect at everything, we start being great at some things.
Being aware of our own limitations makes us more forgiving of others’
When you set up such high standards for yourself, you automatically begin to expect nothing less than that from others around you. This is not only incredibly foolish but also very unfair. By expecting people to be nothing short of perfect, you are only setting yourself up for disappointment.
This is why it is so important to embrace your own imperfection. Being aware of your own limitations makes you much more forgiving when others slip up. You learn to deal with the mistakes of others in a healthy way. Instead of having a loud reaction, you know to let things go and work out a solution together.
At work, this makes you a better leader and a finer team player. Colleagues begin to respect you and can easily approach you in case of a mistake before it becomes too old to rectify. You become more oriented towards solving the problem instead of obsessing over the mistake. More related blogs
In your personal life, your relationships grow stronger. You are well-liked and make friends everywhere you go. You are easy to have a conversation with, and people genuinely begin to enjoy your company.
Perfect leaves no room for growth
For one moment, let’s assume that you achieve everything that you wanted to achieve. You become perfect at every task you take on. Never make any mistakes, and there is no better person in the entire world than yourself. You have no weaknesses, and everything you do is the best this world has ever seen.
Now what? Where do you go from here? After achieving the highest level of excellence, what do you do to grow?
If we really were able to achieve such a state, we would quickly become dissatisfied by our inability to grow anymore. The thought that we will never be able to outdo what we are currently doing would eat us alive.
There would be no point to continue anything anymore because nothing is ever going to get better. As humans, that is a thought that would drive us in the depths of despair.
The Final Word
Nobody’s perfect. This is something we have all heard of countless times. But the reason we have listened to it so much is that this is one hundred percent true.
In my opinion, perfection is unattainable. You really cannot be exquisite at everything, no matter how hard you try. Man is a fallible creature. We are bound to make mistakes every now and then. And expecting something as ridiculous as perfection from us is entirely unfair.