Most of us, if not all, are chasing perfection in something or the other. We believe perfection to be something that is rooted in the future. The end to a chase. The destination to a journey. The answer to our questions, or a space beyond flaws. We believe perfection is something that could make us feel content.
The issue with this belief is that, we tend to overlook what is present. We miss to acknowledge, appreciate and accept the blessings that are right in front of us. We miss being happy and content NOW!
We tend to reject failures, and become scared of them. We tend to play safe, to avoid making mistakes. We tend to limit ourselves from the world of possibilities.
Chasing perfection has become a habit for many of us. This is something we are all trained from our childhood days. Though the intention of this training is to make us push our boundaries, break our comfort zones and re-define our potential, until we learn to embrace our flaws, perfection will only remain a fancy idea.
The thing about chasing perfection is that, there is no end to it. How much perfection is perfect enough to please our mind?
“I hope everybody gets rich and famous and will have everything they ever dreamed of so they will know it’s not the answer” – Jim Carrey
The thing most perfectionists miss is the fact that perfection need not be an outcome to be chased, instead it can be the way of life. It could mean discovering the inherent perfection in everything. It could mean doing your best in each moment.
It need not mean the absence of flaws, but the courage to embrace them. It need not mean being better than anyone else, but being 100% you – authentic and real.
Chasing perfection is a losing battle, however being you, and discovering perfection in the way you are is the way to build a happy and fulfilling life.