“Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person you are.” —Mandy Hale
Here’s what we need to remember: there’s no such thing as perfection. We’re not put here to be perfect; we’re put here to be real, and to experience whatever it is—both smooth sailing and choppy waters—we’re meant to. Even in nature what appears to be symmetrical actually isn’t. What if our language changed from “I want it to be perfect” to “I want it to be wonderful”?
The same holds true for you. The unattainable “perfection” leads us to try for the “A” in everything we do. Nothing wrong with having high standards, but not at the expense of accepting and loving yourself.
Consider this: Take a breath. Think about your strengths, weaknesses, amazing talents and eye-rolling flaws. Know that all of it—especially the quirks—makes you the interesting, creative, work in progress that you are. Take the pressure off. Own and celebrate your uniqueness. It’s why people like you in the first place.