What does the word “perfect” mean to you?
Do you instantly start thinking about physical characteristics, or someone who seamlessly juggles millions of things all at once with no complications?
We all have our own image that pops into our little heads of what we think perfection truly means. Personally, I perceive it as someone who strives in whatever way makes them happiest and pushes others to do the same. It’s important to not clash your idea of perfection with someone else’s since everyone thinks uniquely.
But why is that so much stress is found along the journey of reaching perfection? As humans we make mistakes and realistically speaking no one is perfect. Instead of seeing mistakes as an “end all, be all” sort of thing, we have two options on how to handle them:
- Dwell on it forever and think your life is over.
- OR work from it and grow!
If we were to never mess up in life, there would be no way for us to learn. You cannot spend your life stressing over the little things because the little mess-ups we have throughout our lives most likely will not matter the following day. Although I may not have been glad at the time, I am thankful for every wrong path I have ever strolled down. Not only have a gained an insane amount of vital life lessons, I have undoubtedly become a stronger, more determined, person.
One of my main goals for the year of 2018 is to love the version of myself I am today and not change according to other’s standards. It is too exhausting trying to live up to other people’s expectations, especially when they should be focusing on their well being rather than mine.
Reflecting back a few years ago, I was not in a healthy mental state. I spent countless hours worrying about what others thought of me, abandoning any self-love I may of had at the time. Not being in control of your own life is terrifying and not the way anyone should be living. It is a relief of immense pressure learning to ignore others’ opinions and focus on what I love and enjoy doing. It is important to remain in control of your life, do not be the autopilot who is just along for the ride.
Thank you to those who took the time to read my lil venting moment.