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.