People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection,
which they cannot have,
and looking for it
where they will never find it.
Affirmation: I am not perfect, and that’s okay.
I do not expect myself to be perfect. We are all works in progress and this requires an understanding that I will make mistakes. That is okay with me!
I treat myself with respect and appreciation. Although I am no longer a child, I will continue to learn and grow.
I do not hold unrealistic expectations. Instead, I am always challenging myself to push further.
Being imperfect gives me additional incentive to work harder toward my goals and dreams. In doing so, I stretch out of my comfort zone and I applaud myself for taking risks. I take these risks because I know that by learning from and through my mistakes I will become stronger and wiser.
I let go of the need to appear perfect to others. Letting go of perfection leads to deeper and more authentic relationships. It also leads me to greater health and vitality.
When I am open to seeing my imperfections for what they are, I can accurately gague my strengths and weaknesses.
In doing so, I am able to develop strategies that bring out my best.
Homework / Self-Reflective Questions / Journal Prompts
1. In what areas do I limit myself by maintaining unrealistic expectations?
2. Do I allow myself to be “under construction?”
3. How do I respond when I make a mistake?