Have you ever tried to live a perfect life – having to have everything just so . . . work, business, and life. Yeah, I know that life; it’s quite laborious.
The problem with perfection is that it inhibits;
causes you not to explore;
causes you not move forward;
causes you to over-analyze; and
sets up an unfounded standard of symmetry.
When perfection is in charge, it takes you forever to get everything done – having to have every “I” dotted and every “T” crossed before you can move forward.
It forces you to live up to an unrealistic image . . . you can’t breathe when perfection is in charge.
I found when I dropped perfection or perfection let go of me, I felt light and I was able to be transparent. (This was another part of my healing — see God’s Whispers.)
It afforded me a new relationship with my daughters because now I was a real person that they could related to and share with — no longer was I one to look over my virtual glasses in judgment – what a turnaround!
From the largest to the smallest detail, letting go of perfection makes a difference. With perfection, I would never have been able to have my nails done this way – because the ‘confetti’ is out of place – it’s not the same as the other nails.
But, you know what, I laughed and laughed and laughed throughout the week as I looked at the nails that weren’t the same. Having something different was fun, but would normally have been out of place for me. I was glad to see how far I had come – in even a small thing like nails – the color is a whole different story for another time.
Guess what? Perfection still tries to rear its head. If it had won, I wouldn’t have posted the nail pic because my hands are not lotioned!
Decide today “I won’t bow another day to Perfection.” Perfection, you’re fired!