"Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing."
It can be an exhausting world out there. We strive for the perfect life, the perfect relationship, the perfect body, the perfect smile/hair/nails, perfect grades, the perfect job. We feel like everyone expects so much from us, yet we expect even more from ourselves. More often than not, we feel demoralized as we fail to live up to our own standards. It's time that we change our mindset. Instead of striving for perfection, let's strive for positive change, for growth.
Change doesn't have to be huge. In fact, I'll argue that small change is better than big change much of the time. Being healthy, loving yourself, and improving your life doesn't happen in one day. But there's never a better time to start than NOW. Make one small change, one swap and you won't even notice until you start to see a big difference in your life. Maybe today you'll try a new vegetable. Maybe you'll run a little farther or faster than you did yesterday. Remember, the goal is not perfection, but rather a step in a positive direction. Appreciate what you have right here, right now, and then take the steps to make that a little bit better.
Change and growth begin when you step outside of your comfort zone.
Eleanor was one smart lady.
Today I challenge you:
- To compliment yourself
- To compliment a stranger
- To preform a Random Act of Kindness
- To tell a friend how much they mean to you
- Write your body a love letter
- To do one thing better than you did yesterday
- Try something new!
- Do something that scares you
Let's be that change we wish to see in the world, and shake things up. Instead of striving for perfection it's time to appreciate what we have right now, and take steps towards positive change.