Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

 Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we’d no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can’t keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn’t everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

Why is imperfection important?

Revealing your imperfections instead of hiding them doesn’t drive people from you — it draws them to you. Imperfections are relatable. They humanize us and our creations, and they encourage people to connect with us in ways they’ll never connect with things that appear perfect.

The Beautiful Imperfection of Being Human

  • We are all scared of something.
  • We all feel insecure sometimes.
  • We will all feel the pain of a broken heart.
  • We have experienced a loss that has changed our normal.
  • And we will disappoint them.
  • We will compare ourselves to others. For better or worse. 
  • We will have our secrets.
  • We will have our regrets.
  • We have all been ‘that’ person to someone.

How do you embrace imperfections?

Here are five tips on how to embrace your imperfections and begin to appreciate what they bring to the table.

  • Surround Yourself With Positive Women.
  • Find Unconventional Looking Role Models.
  • Try To Work With What You Have.
  • Find The Positive In Your Negative.
  • Realize That Your Imperfections Are What Give You Humanity.

I personally recommended a book” for Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brené Brown, the New York Times bestselling author.

Inside the “The Gifts of Imperfection” you’ll learn:

New York Times best-selling author and professor Brené Brown offers a powerful and inspiring book that explores how to cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to embrace your imperfections and to recognize that you are enough.

In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown, PhD, a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she’s learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living–a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough, and to go to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging.

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