It’s Not About Perfection

Way too often we put pressure on ourselves to succeed, many times to the detriment of not only ourselves but also everything else. While it’s admirable to strive to be perfect, it’s an impossibility that we should really just let go of. Take me for instance. I completely forgot my blog on Friday and nearly forgot today’s, yet I’m still going forth and conquering!

Whether it’s a diet or a hobby or an endless list of things to do, we all fall off the wagon from time to time. Don’t worry so much about failure, because making mistakes is what makes us human. It’s how we learn. If everything were perfect, we would have nothing to strive for, therefore no motivation to succeed. Goals are an important and helpful tool to help us be better.

If we didn’t make mistakes, we wouldn’t have any growth. Without growth, we would not develop and evolve. Without evolution? Nothing would change or get better. While it’s true that change isn’t always good, it is equally true that endings are necessary to begin something new. My advice? Don’t worry about perfection. It’s not about perfection at all. Life is about rolling with the punches and seeing what we can bring life to.

I know for a fact that I am not perfect. Neither are any of you, I imagine. Don’t be so hard about yourself if you fail a diet or feel like you have completely messed up a relationship or project. Tomorrow is a new day and every day you can essentially hit the reset button and start over. No, you cannot erase past mistakes, but you can right them. You can pull something positive out of a negative situation. And, you can create your own happy ending by not giving up.

There are so many things that I want to do with my day, as well as my life, and the sad truth is that it’s highly possible that I may never achieve everything I set out to. However, that does not mean that I will give up or give in. I will be everything I want to be and more, despite any obstacles. These obstacles are mainly due to my Multiple Sclerosis, but I am not a quitter and I will not let myself fail. I’m learning to roll with the punches, but also to do my very best to succeed. Sometimes, though, I need a day off from everything to just hit the reset button and relax. And that’s okay too.


6 thoughts on “It’s Not About Perfection

  1. Your post was so beautiful and really positive. I know living with MS can make things challenging and it gets easy to forget things. I have been dealing with MS for 18 years and I do feel like my memory isn’t as good as it use to be. I actually started my blog to raise awareness of this illness and I want everyone living with it to know they are not alone. When I was first diagnosed, I felt so lonely because I didn’t know much about it and didn’t have anyone to talk to about it. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts and do hope if you have time you will check my site out. While always keeping things honest, I try to spread as much positivity as I can! Take care!


    1. Thank you so much for your comment! It really does make everything that much more difficult, especially with trying to keep up with our 3 kiddos. I feel lonely too and line most of my friends have been frightened off or something. Maybe they just don’t know what to say. Who knows really? I’ll definitely go check out your blog! Thanks again.

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      1. You are more than welcome! I am sure it isn’t easy keeping up with three kiddos. They always have so much energy. It does seem that friends just do not know the right things to say and what they do not understand is, they do not need to say anything at all, they just need to be the friend they always were. I understand what you are dealing with. I am here if you need to vent!


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