I’ve got a little bit of a surprising revelation to share with you today. Are you ready?
You’re not perfect.
Ground breaking I know! Your partner isn’t perfect either. Neither is your child, your parents, your siblings, your boss, your customer, your colleagues or your friends. And neither am I.
Your environment is not perfect either and it never will be.
In some way, shape, or form we are all a little bit broken, damaged, bent, scarred, crooked, chipped or cracked. And in any number of ways, we will always have hurdles to overcome in our life and in our circumstances.
And that’s ok.
It’s all just part of the human experience and it’s the imperfections that make you unique. So instead of using your flaws as excuses, as a reason why you can’t reach your potential or why you can’t achieve the success you want, how about you embrace the ‘gaps’ in your not so perfect little life and learn to grow around them.
Have you ever seen a tree that has been planted on a concrete sidewalk or against a fence? When it outgrows the space it’s been given, it doesn’t give up. It doesn’t shrink back into the space it is supposed to be occupying. It breaks through it’s not so perfect environment and simply fills the gaps that are available. It finds the way through and keeps growing. Sometimes it grows into a rather hideous, ugly mess of roots and branches going in every other direction than what nature would otherwise expect, but it’s still standing and it’s still living and it just gets on with being the best version of itself that its surroundings allow it to be.
So this is just a reminder to embrace your flaws and your deficiencies in your abilities and your surroundings. Focus on those gaps and the opportunities that ARE available and grow into those in the best way that you can.