Do you constantly find yourself too wrapped up in your flaws? If so, it could be getting in the way of living the life you dream of and COULD be loving if you’d stop putting yourself down and start embracing your flaws.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Each of us has flaws. However, many of us fight against them; harshly criticizing ourselves for not being perfect. While there is a lot of pressure around us daily to be perfect, it’s just not possible. When we try, we end up hating ourselves and living a life that isn’t true to who we are.
If you want to learn to elevate (reach your next level), you MUST embrace your flaws and start to love ALL of yourself. Let’s look at why and the benefits you can experience if you will stop putting yourself down and start loving the person that you are.
When you start to embrace all that you are, you’ll start to see them more positively. Whether you believe it now or not, there are some positives to your imperfections.
Don’t believe me? Let’s look at a couple of examples:
Flaws may help you accomplish more and set you apart more than you might realize. Start to look for the positives in your flaws and realize that everyone has them.
When you are so caught up on your imperfections, it can make you feel trapped under constant pressure. By embracing them, it helps to set you free. Nothing is more freeing than living your life without the constant weight of your own expectations. Once you accept your flaws, you’ll feel like a weight has been lifted.
Embracing the person you are and allowing yourself to walk in freedom will cause others to be more attracted to you. Think about the types of people you enjoy being around. Did you say “People who put themselves down all the time?” If not, stop doing it to yourself.
When you are so focused on your imperfections, it can stop you being who you truly are. It causes you to chase an ideal that you aren’t ever going to live up to. However, when you let go of your imperfections, your authentic self will start to shine through.
If you feel like you have lost who you wanted to be, start letting go of your need to be perfect. This is how I found freedom in my own life. When I finally said goodbye to being fully put together and on point for everything I did and allowed myself to operate in excellence instead of perfection, I suddenly found myself working on projects I never thought I would do and began walking with a newfound confidence in my abilities.
Living your life constantly focused on your imperfections isn’t healthy. It impacts your perspective on things, causing you to make choices you wouldn’t necessarily make if you weren’t so caught up on your flaws.
Constantly stressing over the things that you are not, can actually have a negative impact on your health. So, if you want to improve your overall health and wellbeing, you’ll want to start embracing your imperfections.
These are just some of the reasons why you need to learn to embrace your flaws. While it may be difficult, with practice you can start to think more positively about your imperfections. Remember, nobody in life is perfect, not even you and you are never going to be. The sooner you accept this and know that it’s OK, the better your life will become.