Imperfection Is Okay To Be

Imperfection

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. — Donald Miller

When we wish another person to behave a certain way, but to only be disappointed by his or her behaviors, then it is time for us to lower our own expectations. We need to let go of those expectations and to let them be. We can only do our best and to accept our own foibles and to not reflect our foibles on to another.  Milton Erickson once said to a bride and groom to not give up on your faults, but instead keep them because you’re going to need them to understand your spouse’s. That’s a very powerful statement because we’re forced to understand that everyone is imperfect one way or another and that each one of us has to struggle daily managing our own imperfections. We’re all in this together because no one is without faults.

 

It Takes A Single Thought

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Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.— Benjamin Disraeli

Since we can only go as far as are thoughts, we might as well think of great thoughts. What we think is what we are and do. If we say, that we can’t do this, then we won’t even try to find out if we could do it. But if we say, I can do this, and then at least we can give ourselves the opportunity to try. And if we say, that we really want this, then we will not just try, instead we would set a goal, device a plan to meet the goal, and complete each tasks daily until we reach our goal. Our thoughts are very powerful so we might as well use them to our advantage. It only takes a single thought to change a whole life.

 

 

If We Want Something New

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If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old. ― Peter F. Drucker

Routines are useful if we want to have predictability in our lives. However, doing the same things everyday can loose its meaning. Therefore, it is all right to do something new to add some spice to our lives. Have some variety in our lives take out the dullness out of life and add great memories and new meanings. Life is what we make it to be not what we think it should be.  We have the resources and the power within us to create an atmosphere that’s different from what we’re familiar with. We all know that trying something different can trigger fear. This fear is triggered because we think a change may threaten our routine. However, the change will only help us to appreciate the routine in our lives that we sometimes take for granted.

 

Making Time For Our Efforts

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“There’s no such thing as being too busy. If you really want something, you’ll make time for it.” — Unknown

When we put in the time we’re forced to put in the effort. When we put in the effort, we’re forced to pay attention and to concentrate on the task at hand. We can make time to do what we want if we really want it and without fooling ourselves with mind tricks. One mind trick we use is when we focus only on how many hours we have left to do something without doing anything at all.  This is how regrets are formed. We see that the hours are ticking away while we wait for some thing to motivate us into doing something. The time that was lost could have been the time to learn, grow and make progress in one’s life. All we need to do is to pick one thing and to do it well. That would be worth our time in the long run.

 

 

 

 

Find Peace First

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Ego says, ‘Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.’ Spirit says, ‘Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.’— Marianne Williamson

Not everything will fall into place exactly how we want it. It will be a losing battle if we’re constantly trying to place things in a certain order for us to experience peace. Just as Marianne Williamson says in the above quote that we ought to find our peace first then everything will fall into place. Everything will fall into place because once we find peace; we will begin to see things with a different perspective.  When we have internal peace, then we have no expectations, therefore we experience happiness because we’re no longer worried about how things should be. The peace we’re experiencing will affect our attitude. It is our attitude that will helps us deal with what is before us.

 

The Power of Change

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When you blame others, you give up your power to change.— Dr. Robert Anthony

It is a lot easier to blame another than to face the fact that we need to make the change ourselves. We don’t realize that when we blame another, we’re giving up our power. When we give up our power, we become helpless and hopeless in the situation. We can’t force another person to change until they’re ready to change. When we’re looking at ourselves to change and when we begin to change, others will take notice and they will be affected by it whether they like it or not. It is always uncertain to know if another person will change and it is always certain to know when we start making our own personal changes.  We change ourselves not hoping that the other person will change, instead, we make the change hoping that we will be a better person first to ourselves and then to others after the change.

 

 

 

 

 

Mind Opened By Wonderment

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I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.— Gerry Spence

When we’re in wonderment mode, we’re encouraging our imaginations to express itself as it wishes allowing our minds to see things that we haven’t seen before.  Wonderment helps us to break up limiting beliefs that can keep us from making strives in our lives.  Wonderment is a good exercise to the mind because it helps to stimulate and expand our minds beyond our beliefs system. The wonderment exercise also builds new associations, which can help break up previous beliefs and allow us to see that we have more choices in life.  Our minds don’t have to be closed by our beliefs but open by wonderment. We’re curious creatures because we want to know how things work.

Grateful Makes Us Joyful

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“It is not joy that makes us grateful. It is gratitude that makes us joyful.” — David Rast

When we look at what we can be thankful for in our lives, it makes us joyful. When we discover what we can do, it makes us joyful. When we do the things we want to do in our lives, it makes us joyful. When we still have our health, it makes us joyful for being alive.  When others are please with our help, it makes us joyful. When we no longer discount the positives, it makes us joyful. So when we’re at our lowest, we can think about what we’re grateful for in our lives. Our sadness turns into joy whenever we look back on what events in our lives made us grateful. It is all in the way we look at things.

 

 

 

Light In The Heart

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Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. ~Khalil Gibran

Self-image is a conscious thing. How we interact with others is just a reflection of how we perceive ourselves. What we dislike about another person is really about the part we dislike about ourselves. And what we long for from others is really what we’re not giving to others and ourselves. We will never find the one person who will fill the void of loneliness. We have to fill that void with a purposeful life. When we begin seeing the beauty in our hearts, then our appearance is no longer as important. Appearance is no longer important since we now know that we have others to care about us for us and we care for others because we looked beyond the faces, we see the light of beauty shining in their hearts as well as ours.

 

Hard Work Brings Also Luck

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I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have. — Coleman Cox

Our opportunities are greater when we work diligently to meet our goals. That’s why we just have to hang in there during time of famine. With hard work and some bit of luck, we will succeed. That’s how we add to our good luck is by working steadily towards our goal. When opportunity comes knocking at our door, we will be ready to welcome it. Everything is earned and what is giving was merited somehow. So the more we work on our goal, the more opportunities there will be for the taken. We just have to believe in ourselves for this to happen and not allow our thoughts of self-doubt cripple us from the work that will pave the way to success. We don’t have to say to ourselves, “it is because of my background that I shouldn’t pursue my dreams.” Instead we should pursue our dreams because of our background to bring a unique perspective on things.