One of my profound flaws is an excessive need for perfection. On a rational and logical level, I understand that the world is rife with imperfection. Yet, I still struggle with my daily imperfections, for example losing my patience with Mia or saying the ‘wrong” thing.
While I am very aware of the fact that I am not perfect, I have an irrational expectation that all that I do and say should be perfect, particularly as a leader and a parent. Often, when I blog, I’ll write a post and ponder for days whether I should post it. For example, I agonized for over a week on whether I should post my thoughts on ego. Yet, when I did, it was met with a lot of positive feedback.
This 30/30 exercise allows for imperfections. My all-time favorite blogger, George Couros wrote recently about his blog being a place of sharing and personal learning, that writing helps him learn. He posts often, and though not all of his posts are perfect, I always learn from him and I am always inspired. Plus, our imperfections allow us to show our humanity, which deepens our connections and relationships. Today, I embrace my imperfections and hope to learn from them.