A perfect moment
How often have you said, ‘It has to be perfect?’ and missed an opportunity to learn and grow waiting for that speck of perfection? I have and I’ve missed out on the journey.
As a writer, it is so easy to fall into the trap of constructing the perfect sentence, selecting the perfect word, or telling your story perfectly. I’m here to tell you that these are myths.
Our job as storytellers is to get the story out of our heads and into the medium we’ve chosen. It’s a messy and frustrating process that creates moments of beauty and ecstasy that makes the journey rewarding.
Brene Brown sums it up nicely:
Why, when we know that there’s no such thing as perfect, do most of us spend an incredible amount of time and energy trying to be everything to everyone? Is it that we really admire perfection? No – the truth is that we are actually drawn to people who are real and down-to-earth. We love authenticity and we know that life is messy and imperfect. —
Don’t compare yourself to the success of others. Create your own success by DOING. You can dream big, make grand pronouncements of your plans until the planet disintegrates, it will all mean nothing unless you take the risk and act.
Human beings are not perfect. We doubt, whine, and complain about things we can’t control. On the flip side, we create, love, and seek to build a better experience for ourselves and those around us.
Don’t cave to the myth of perfection. Be messy, obnoxious, healthy, loving, and spontaneous. Seek the things that make you happy. Work hard. And, for all that is holy and right, CELEBRATE THE GOOD MOMENTS .
Relieve yourself of the burden of starting your life in the confines of perfection.
Until you start, you’ll never be able to refine the project you have taken the time to create. Be brave and start living your life.