I’m thankful for not being perfect.
I’m thankful for not having the perfect life.
I’m thankful that my life isn’t ALWAYS fabulous, fantastic and amazing…
I’m eternally thankful for being perfectly imperfect.
I’m not the end all be all, never make a mistake, have the most fabulous amazing life every day personal development guy.
I keep it real. Generally I am a happy, smiley guy who others can draw inspiration and courage from.
But I’m human too. I face good news and bad news and react with normal human emotions. Sometimes I have a bad moment or a bad day.
Be leery of nothing less than super fantastic all the time.
There are some personal development gurus out there who look like and act like they have an amazing perfect life after overcoming 1 or 2 big challenges. They have all the confidence, serenity, wealth and happiness a person could ever want. Their lives are bright, shiny and perfect… And they are perfectly equipped to help you make your life bright, shiny and perfect too, just like theirs.
Not everyday is going to be filled with rainbows, unicorns and buckets of money.
If that’s what you’re striving to emulate, you’re going to end up worse off… A lot worse off. Because, at some point you will have to address the problems in life that are ugly but can be solved.
The problem is, perfection sells and to some extent we all crave that perfect fabulous life.
But nothing is perfect… Life is and will always be full of ups & downs, happiness & sadness, good fortune & loss.
And I, for one, am thankful and grateful for all of those because it allows me to be free.
Free to live in the present, to be a continual learner and to be an explorer.
Free to live my life without the constant pressure of achieving unattainable perfection.
Most importantly, I’m free to challenge myself to fulfill my ultimate potential.
Ultimate potential, not perfection is the name of the game.
Putting yourself out there and trying as hard as you can day in and day out to live up to your potential is so much more gratifying and fun then trying to be perfect.
You get to learn a lot more, you get to make mistakes without being hard on yourself, you get to fail and not freak out about it.
You get to live your life in the present and take things one step at a time.
You get to enjoy each and every victory no matter how small.
And you get to enjoy every success a whole heck of a lot more.
Why? Because you let go of the illusion of perfection and embrace the simple act of giving it everything you got day in and day out.
Perfect isn’t real and doesn’t exist
What is real is being perfectly imperfect and enjoying the ride.
What is real is learning from your mistakes, failures and losses and taking another step forward.
What is real is doing everything it takes to live up to your ultimate potential.
What is real is understanding that your life is an imperfect journey full of surprises, some good and some bad.
Join me in pursuing our ultimate potential
This post originally started out as your standard Thanksgiving thanks and gratitude post, but it evolved into something a lot more than that.
It became a call for you and I to let go of being perfect and to pursue our ultimate potential.
To fully live out our Brilliant Obsessions and to never let anyone or anything stop us from delivering on our greatest good.
And listen, if you’re at a spot on your imperfect journey where you’re ready for some help, to keep pushing yourself, to reach your ultimate potential, then I’d be happy to help.
Just click here and apply for a free 60 minute strategy session. We’ll get on the phone and work out a plan for you to reach your ultimate potential, without the pressure of making you perfect.
Let’s get back to giving some thanks
As I close out, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude and thanks to you, my subscribers, fans and customers.
I’m thankful for you, because I know I’m not alone in my quest to live up to my ultimate potential and live a fulfilled on purpose life. And that is an amazing feeling.
So give thanks to everything you have in your life and then give thanks for being who you are.
Give thanks for being perfectly imperfect. Give thanks for screwing up, for making mistakes, for failing and for continuing to go forward.
Give thanks for being on this amazing imperfect journey that is life.
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