“I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect, and I loved you even more.” ~Angelita Lim
I’m not a perfect parent. I’m not a perfect partner. I’m not in perfect health. I’m not a perfect friend. And I’m far from perfect with my finances.
Hell, nothing about my life is perfect. And guess what? I’ll never be able to attain perfection in those areas. And I’m sorry to say it, but neither will you.
Don’t be fooled by calling yourself a perfectionist. Perfection as a destination is what causes procrastination. And for most of us, it’s nothing more than an excuse to avoid putting in the work, because why try if we don’t have the skills to be perfect?
Unfortunately, this belief that we can attain perfection is bullshit. It’s an idea adopted from the school system. Grades were meaningless because they had nothing to do with effort. They were a simple way of ticking boxes for the masses.
Conversely, a meaningful life comes down to your effort when no one is watching.
What did you do today? Did you show up? Did you make an effort to be a better parent, a better partner, be in better health, a better friend, and better your finances?
No effort = No progress = No reward.
We can’t put off living our lives hoping that someday these areas will magically be perfect.
Yesterday is dead and gone. Tomorrow is nothing more than a dream. So focus on today.
You’re living right now. This is your chance to be better.
Want to be a better parent? Want to be a better partner? Want better health? Want to be a better friend? Want better finances?
Start by putting your phone down and giving each area your undivided presence.
Be with your kids. Be with your partner. Be with your health. Be with your friends. Be
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