I don’t profess to be perfect, I make mistakes, I mess up, I’m not always able to follow through the way I would love to but I am honest about it and working everyday to become a better me. The perfectionista on the inside of me wanted so badly to get everything perfect. If a project was a margin wrong I used to beat myself up for its demise. I then learned very important lessons that has helped me in my journey as an entrepreneur and woman.
1) Failure is inevitable but quitting is a choice.
No one gets everything in life right 100% of the time. There is no such thing as perfect people. At some point in your life you will fail, but our fall is just a setup for an epic comeback. Although, failure is someone we will all meet at some point of our lives, we don’t have to allow it to control our decision to fight. Choose to fight for what you want in life because quitting is always an option. You can choose to get knocked down and wallow or fight and win.
2) It’s OK to want better, it’s not ok to beat yourself up about it.
Self is our biggest enemy, and sometimes we cause our own demise. The moment I learned to let go was the moment I became free. I had to understand that sometimes life takes its on course. There are things that you can control, and something’s you cannot. Do not beat yourself up about what has been or you will never get to what can be. Love yourself through the process. Forgive yourself for not getting it right and reposition yourself to try again.
3) You will make mistakes, just be honest about it.
We are far from perfect people and sometimes our character flaws show. There may be a time in life you’re not able to keep a promise or follow-through as you had sincerely hoped. Sometimes you may have overlooked how someone else may interpret something you said based on their social and cultural experience. In cases like these, I have learned to examine myself and to be totally honest about where I fell short. Sometimes people are fighting battles we know nothing about. If it is fixable, then fix it! If not, then accept where it has been and work on becoming a better you.