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10 From GEM: 10 Best Ways To Accept Your Imperfections

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10 From GEM:
10 Best Ways To Accept Your Imperfections

You’ve heard what people have said about being imperfect: it’s beautiful, it’s relatable, and nobody’s perfect. You know all these things to be true, and still, you’re the hardest on yourself about every flaw, every weakness, every imperfection. The perfect person has never lived and never will—that includes you, too. There’s nothing left to do but learn how to love the person you are, so we’ve got 10 of the best ways to accept your imperfections.

REALIZE THAT YOU GIVE YOUR IMPERFECTIONS MEANING

REALIZE THAT YOU GIVE YOUR IMPERFECTIONS MEANING
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A quote attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt comes to mind here: “You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” How many times have you apologized for a weakness or pointed out a flaw of yours, only to have the other person tell you that she didn’t even notice or doesn’t care? Most of the time, we are the ones who pick up on our imperfections and imagine the whole world is judging us for it. Sometimes they are. Most times they’re not.

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Imperfections are not to be shunned; they are to be embraced and made into something useful for your life. In the words of Thomas Carlyle, “Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin forever on their axis, advancing nowhere.”

How do you embrace your imperfections?

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