Sunday, August 14, 2011

i'm not perfect.

i'm not perfect. but, you can bet that doesn't stop me from trying to be. so when i make mistakes and fall short of what the 'perfect' me would do or be like...i get disappointed. still i know i'm not the only one that has ever felt this way. life isn't always picture perfect. {or ever!} sometimes you have to take a couple wrong turns, climb up the mountain - just to hit a another.
i have a tendency to believe that i have to be perfect for others to love me. to accept me. to want to be around me. i have to prove my worth to them. so when i don't achieve that perfection, i think i'm not good enough for them. so i withdraw. i distance myself. why do i do that? it's silly really. i don't expect others to be perfect so why do i think they would expect that of me?
i think we all need to be a bit easier on ourselves. to trust that you are good enough. yet still progressing and doing the best you can. you have only failed when you stop trying. when you stop progressing. you are perfectly imperfect. by believing you're not good enough, you only hold yourself back from becoming the best version of who you truly are.


Abby said...

i love this post.

Jason said...

Thank you for this post! You're posts are always very uplifting.