I’m sure we all have our insecurites, whether you are a teenager, college student, an influencer or a CEO of a large company — everyone feels insecure about something. It’s no secret, we are constantly facing visual perfection on social media, which can be either good or bad. For those who are also on Instagram, you probably know what I’m talking about. Every time you scroll through your Instagram feed, seeing the most beautiful pictures, you will probably think “why don’t I look like him or her?”, “why can’t I be talented” or “I wish I had that ideal body or I wish my place looks like this”. “Why can’t I be perfect?”
The truth is, there’s no such thing as perfect. In fact, what is perfectionism actually? I recently read an article about this topic and it reminded me of the picture perfect images we see on Instagram. People (including myself) post pictures that will make you instantly fall in love with.
We often find ourselves comparing ourselves to others as we have our insecurities. We strive for an ideal lifestyle, cause let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to live that happiest life, living in a Pinteresty house, going to the Maldives, lying on the beach, swimming in crystal clear water and drinking cocktails in the sun? Or having that killer body you’ve always dreamed of? But is this what people call ‘perfection’? Does it really exist? And if it exists, would you go for this perfect world? Wouldn’t it be boring if there are no challenges? Everyone will look like the same and do the same exact thing.
Over the past few years, I’ve learned that perfection is not a life goal and it isn’t something that only includes good things either. With that said, you’ll need imperfections in order to make things perfect. As I speak for myself, my imperfections are a part of me— they make me the person I am today. Okay, I can’t please everyone, I can be impulsive sometimes, I feel insecure about several things, I’m not a size 0, I’m not popular on social media, I make mistakes all the time..This however, doesn’t mean I’m not happy with myself. In fact, I learned to accept myself, though it took me years to do that. Now, I’m not saying I don’t compare myself to others anymore (it’s completely natural, it’s the human nature after all), but the older I get, the more I’m able to draw the attention to what I already have (achieved) and not what I lack or miss. By learning to accept yourself completely, you’ll be happier, you’ll truly love yourself and it can lead you to new perspectives on life.
So here’s a little message to you all: I’m imperfectly perfect. Being imperfect isn’t bad. Imperfection is something that makes you perfect instead. You are a unique flower that deserves to be happy.
Imperfection is perfection to a beautiful perspective.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Until next time,