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Perfectly Imperfect

Give yourself a break when things go wonky, it just might be a better path.

Do you know someone who is always trying to be so perfect that they drive you nuts? Or maybe you are that person. If one little thing goes wrong they get so upset that they actually cry. It’s like the end of the world and once that train gets going there is no stopping it. Then they go to sleep that night and the next day they realize that it’s not the end of the world and they do whatever it takes to get back on track. Well I have been like that to some extent and I know people that are really like that a lot. But what I’ve come to realize is that there is no such thing as perfect. And if you let little mishaps blow up out of proportion you will live a very miserable life. That’s where the saying “Go with the flow” comes in. Or the saying “It is what it is”. Once something seems to go wrong you need to take a step back and see if it is something actually going right. Maybe that little mishap is the Universe saying “Hey try this, it might be better for what you are trying to accomplish”. Or maybe it’s trying to say don’t worry so much because whatever you do will be just fine.

For example: I like to crochet and sometimes after getting a good way into what I’m making I notice I missed a stitch. But I don’t freak out and rip the whole thing apart. I just chalk it up to being perfectly imperfect. That way I’m not feeling bad or mad at myself.

I heard a saying once from an old Native American Indian woman. I don’t remember it word for word but the gist of it was that nothing is perfect and when she’s making a blanket she purposefully missed a stitch to remind her that it’s okay to make mistakes. I love that story. I know that I make mistakes, but I also know that I learn from them too. Without mistakes we would still be living in the dark ages. Thomas Edison made a thousand mistakes before he figured out the light bulb. He never gave up and he kept his eyes and ears open so that when a new idea came to him he would try it.

I know not everyone is a Thomas Edison or a Nikola Tesla, but we all have our own unique talents and we should not be afraid to share them with the world. And we should not beat up on ourselves when we don’t get it perfect the first time. We need to keep trying and show ourselves that it’s okay to be who we really are. And being perfectly imperfect is as perfect as you can get.

So now it’s time to let loose and let your juices flow. Let yourself be creative. Let the Universe show you the path of least resistance to wherever it is you want to be and life will be much more fun. Go with the flow and stop trying too hard. Give yourself a break when things go wonky, it just might be a better path. Keep your eyes and ears open for new opportunities and see how much easier things will go.

I hope this blog has been helpful. I know that being perfectly imperfect has helped me. Now go out there and show the world who you are and live the life you choose no matter what that may be.

And remember there is tremendous love here for you.


Deb Mertan


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