We have never managed to conclusively nail down the circumference of a circle.
Our best scientific minds and our fastest computers, after centuries of effort, are still unable to come up with a definitive number that identifies pi, much beyond the very danceable 3.14.
We have been stuck with our human flaws for millennia, yet, collectively, we continually find courage to draw the imperfect circle anyway. We play with them. We paint them. We obsess over them. We admire them.
Yet we have never once embraced a perfect circle.
We can’t come up with the criteria to even identify one, but think of where we would be I’m as a civilization, if we allowed perfection to stop us and run our lives.
Part of the human condition is the wisdom to perfectly accept our imperfections!
If you look at several clear examples of success, or at the people you greatly admire, you will undoubtedly see perpetual failure, and undeniable flaws.
Every broken bone mends, but not quite the same. Every cut heals, but always leaves a scar. Every slice of cheesecake offers a delectable possibility of divine bilocation, but enhances the circumference and girth of your ass.
Our relationships don’t last forever. Our happiness comes and goes.
Nothing is perfect.
Everything that exists in the universe gives us any indication that we need to be perfect.
That is precisely what we strive for.
We buy into acquired illusionary ideals. We embrace visions and far-fetched expectations, that breed their origins with the perfect circle.
We obsess about being perfect. We don’t allow ourselves to accept any level of happiness, unless we are great. We consider it a failure, when we deem ourselves good enough.
We constantly measure ourselves into sickness. We measure ourselves into hell.
We obsess about perfectly doing, when we should accept our imperfection of being.
Successful people aren’t lucky. They only appear to be at first glance.
They are not perfect. I would beg to guess that they have an infinite number of flaws and a myriad of imperfections. Things that they hide, because quite frankly, it’s nobody’s business.
Success is achieved through perfect imperfection!
The sooner we allow ourselves the courage to take a million chances, the sooner we will experience success.
Success and failure, professional and personal, comes from the same well. It fills the same bucket. The only one we have. The one we were born with.
Happiness and success are achieved through a hundred attempts to fly. Thousands of attempts to quit. Millions of attempts to forgive, to move on, to say sorry, or to begin once again.
Success and happiness come to those who persevere. To those who embrace vulnerability and their magnificent flaws.
Don’t ever be afraid to be wrong. To look foolish. To take a stand. To dig ditches. To quit and begin again. To face yourself in the mirror. To freak out. To imperfectly stride forward, until your last breath.
Become perfectly imperfect.
Be you. Be glorious.