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How I Embraced My Imperfection And Became Happy Again

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Accepting my imperfection means failure shrinks back down to being just another aspect of life.

A story to tell

Being a perfectionist can be a good thing especially when one wants results. But have you ever thought of what it means to really start embracing your imperfection and how this can change the quality of your life?

Today there’s a lot of pressure than ever before to get things right in every part of our lives- to be perfect. Social media and advice on how to be your very best all the time surround us. But that’s such an illusion. No one can be perfect; it just isn’t humanly possible.

Embrace your imperfection

To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality

John Ruskin

Embracing Your Imperfection

I am that who sets the bar high, go after challenges, and stretch myself, kind of a lady. Knowing I can’t expect to win at everything all the time, has not stopped me from trying and making myself miserable at the same time.

Journey with me why embracing my imperfection has changed my life to be happy!

I Can’t Help, I am Happier

Thorough or rather perfectionists carry a lot of emotional baggage from trying to look as though their entire world is 110% wonderful all the time. They are at a higher risk of depression anxiety, and hardly ever content with what they have.

When I chose to embrace the messy, flawed parts of my life, I became happier and less anxious.  Maybe my messy is way messier than yours?

I don’t know, mostly I made messes of relationships but expecting too much. You know, putting the same burden on them that I had on myself.

Could I be more flawed than most?

Well, sure, but now

Not me. Not anymore!

Accepting my imperfection means failure shrinks back down to being just another aspect of life.

I had reached a stage where I could fake nothing. I knew myself, all truths uncovered, every myth busted. It was time to accept myself as I was.

Amanpree Singh

I Don’t Fear Failure Anymore

Accepting my imperfection means failure shrinks back down to being just another aspect of life. It’s like I have the power now – not a failure. Failure and I are working really hard to become friends!

Perfectionists tend to take failure personally. It becomes a catastrophe and something that defines our sense of self. But accepting that to make mistakes is human means you see failure as an opportunity to learn, make the necessary changes, and move on.

A good thing about our brain is that it willingly adopts any changes that we bring about in our thinking patterns

Raj Rishi

Embracing Your Imperfection Can Make You a Kinder Person

Now that I am comfortable with imperfection, I realized that I am not so quick to criticize and judge others. And that makes me a much better friend, mom, and wife. I am much less likely to blow my fuse at trivial things. Overall, I can say my relationships are calmer and more rewarding.

My Confidence Grew

Perfectionists are usually their own harshest critics. I realized that my self-esteem was fragile and easily crushed. The moment I  accepted my flaws and quirks (which are so many), I stopped being hard on myself whenever  I made mistakes.

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My aim is to inspire

Imperfection is the main thing of being a human. It’s how we learn and progress that can connect us. I have no doubt that gracefully accepting the ebbs and flows of life has made people around me happier. Acknowledgment of my inability to be anyone else but me means I am less likely to feel guilty or ashamed when I make a mistake or don’t reach my goals as soon as I might have liked, so are you.

Mercy Tyra Murengu
A multi-award-winning journalist accredited by the Media Council of Kenya.

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    2 Comments

    1. This article is so lovely & encouraging. Thank you @mercie

      1. Thank you.😊

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