Got to be Perfect?

In our desperate attempts to be perfect, we ignore all the wonderful things about ourselves and focus our attention on our flaws, the things to be improved. If we put all this energy into recognising what is good in us, what is beautiful, wouldn’t we naturally find perfect happiness?

Just a thought……….

Lisa x

  24 comments for “Got to be Perfect?

  1. September 6, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Is it our ideal to be perfect or a social ideal? My happiness improves when I separate ME from the expectations others may have of me… A delicate balance perhaps

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    • September 6, 2018 at 9:55 am

      Excellent question Tim! My feeling is that ‘society’ provides unrealistic expectations that we then try to live up to. I think you’re absolutely right to make that separation but, yes, as you say, a difficult balance to achieve :O) x

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  2. blindzanygirl
    September 6, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Oh Lisa! I think this is something we learn as we get older. We seem to have an inbuilt capacity to see our flaws and not our goid points. Unless of course we are arrogant and narcissistic! But as time passes we think, “What the HECK! ‘I’m bloody GOOd.” Lol. Yes, and we DO start to see the good in ourselves. But I think also it can depend on howwe are raised. Some parents downplay kids’ good points and make them feel bad about themsekves. Ah! Such is life! Xx

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    • September 6, 2018 at 9:56 am

      I think you’re right Lorraine, we do tend to have much more of a ‘what the hell’ attitude as we get older as the opinion of others seems to matter less but, yes, a great deal depends on the messages that are received from adults when we are children :O) x

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      • blindzanygirl
        September 6, 2018 at 10:30 am

        I tell you what, once you have had cancer you don’t CARE what the gell others think of you, or what you say. I say all sorts of things, even to people in authority, that I would never have said before lol. I am a little firebrand now. I shock them. And as for clothes, Iwaer the brightest possible, and often incongruous colours lol. God only knows what I really look like but I have this devil may care thing. Ha!

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      • September 6, 2018 at 10:36 am

        It’s wonderful that you’ve taken something so positive from something so awful. Have huge admiration for you Lorraine 😊 xxx

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      • blindzanygirl
        September 6, 2018 at 10:44 am

        Thankyou so much Lisa. And I have huge admiration for you too,with what you have gone through. Xo

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      • September 6, 2018 at 10:56 am

        Bless you 😊🙏 xx

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  3. September 6, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Hello Lisa,
    I’m so proud of You.
    Thank You and best wishes.

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  4. September 6, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    My 12 step sponsor has been having me take a new approach to this. Instead of focusing on how I act out on a character defect, she has me focusing on how I act out on the OPPOSITE of that character defect. It’s definitely been helping me see thinks more clearly. I’m not as flawed as I sometimes fear😊

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  5. September 6, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    That’s so true😊☺️

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  6. September 8, 2018 at 1:19 am

    Awesome post !!

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  7. September 8, 2018 at 8:00 am

    I think with extra responsibility comes the extra strive for perfection, and the ability to scrutinise our own flaws.

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    • September 8, 2018 at 8:16 am

      Yes you could well be right Melissa, thanks so much for taking the time to comment :O) x

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  8. September 8, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Perfection may be over abused term

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  9. September 9, 2018 at 2:45 am

    wow…….that quote is awesome, thank you so much for posting it. Maybe I should print it and put it on my mirror!

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  10. September 17, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    I like this thought

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