Perfection is not the point; growth is.

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Perfection is not the point; growth is.

August 29, 2019

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What is something you want to let go of?

My perfectionism. It has held me back from taking risks and fully living into my BEing. Time and experiences have helped me realize that my perfectionism is a false safety that keeps me in a comfort zone, which in return halts the chance for growth and my own personal development.

Unlearning this engrained way of thinking takes time, patience, and a lot of self-compassion, as it is deeply rooted in how I view myself - and, in many ways, what I have always been outwardly rewarded for from others. I use a mantra, as a reminder and to help me rewrite and reframe my inner narrative: Perfection is not the point; growth is. I find that this helps me step into being more vulnerable, open, and willing to make mistakes.

Unlearning my perfectionism is an ongoing practice - which, I will not always be perfect at doing...but therein lies the whole point: to accept and love myself exactly where I am in this very moment. Imperfections and all.

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