Remember the old saying “practice makes perfect”? We were told this when we were kids. When things seemed hard. When we wanted to be the best at something we just started. We were told that if we practice relentlessly, we would eventually master what we were facing.
I absolutely believe in practice but have come to terms with the word perfect. I prefer to say perfectly imperfect. The perfect part of us is our soul. The very depth of our being. The imperfection comes from our humanness. There is nothing perfect about being human. We are made to fall and stumble. It is how we learn.
Now, I am more prone to say Practice Makes Progress. Ahhh! That feels better. We don’t have to strive for perfection as there is no such thing in this human form. We can instead strive for progress. Progress is what we are meant to do on this Earth. To grow. To change. To morph into the next version of ourselves.
When we start to go down the old road of “practice makes perfect” we can remember that we are shifting into the next version of ourselves. By acknowledging our progress we are going with the flow of life instead of swimming upstream against the current of perfection. Life is continually seeking to express itself through us. It is why we strive to be more, do more, have more. Not for perfection but for progress.
So, we can learn to celebrate our victories, no matter how trivial they may seem. We can turn any “stumbling blocks” we may encounter into stepping stones.
We can celebrate our progress.
We can celebrate our imperfections.
We can celebrate our humanness.
How will you celebrate today?
Discover. Empower. Balance.
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