A foundational aspect of the work of Alfred Adler, after whom my graduate school was founded, is “the courage to be imperfect.”
The courage to be imperfect constitutes a healthy mindset and allows for good mental health, social interest, and meeting the demands of life. These are all indicators of how a person is doing in his/her life.
I am working on this. I’ve been a perfectionist as long as I can remember. I am not proofreading my blog posts the way I used to. If I notice a mistake after I’ve posted it, I leave it. This is not a professional site that needs to be perfect. So it’s ok.
It feels good to embrace imperfection. So much pressure is removed. I am imperfect, so what do I have to hide?
I am reading “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown. It was recommended to me by several different people, so I took that as a message from the universe and started reading it.