Friday, August 28, 2009

Perfection

I always thought that when I was older, I’d have all the answers. I’d be enjoying a calm, peaceful life, confidence and the certainty that what I was doing was right. I would be wise, content and settled. The things that troubled me earlier in my life, like binge-eating, weight gain and issues with body image, not to mention stuff like worry over what people think of me, or concerns about not being good enough.... Those would be behind me, I’d be finished with all that nonsense.

The truth is, you’re never actually finished with it. There’s always some new issue or hangup or insecurity to deal with. I honestly used to think when I was in my late teens that at some point you got all that stuff sorted out, and then you’d really be grown up. Ha! Now I understand that adults are not perfect, they don’t have it all together and most are never entirely satisfied with themselves.

I suppose on the positive front, if we ever did become “perfect”, we’d stagnate. But striving for improvement is what differentiates the great from the so-so. Too many people just settle for a mediocre life. They give up and make excuses about their flabby body, their lack of fitness, and their failure to make anything of themselves either in business or personally.

Imperfect though I may be, I figure that as long as I continue to strive for my goals and work on my failings, I can’t lose.

What was the point of this post? I have no idea ....my brain is a little dysfunctional at the moment. I'm just thinking out loud...

11 comments:

Raechelle said...

Everything is perfect as it is...it is simply our perception that makes things seem imperfect. :-)
have a nice weekend!

KatieP said...

Never giving up and continuous improvement are all that really matter ♥

Kitty said...

good post kek. i agree with you. i thought that by the time i was in my mid 30's i would be magically free of all the fear, confusion and i'm amazed to discover that although i have probably never LOOKED or FELT better, and have achieved so, so much, i am still literally on my knees trying to accept me for just me.

i am not sure that i ever will, but i haven't ruled it out, which i think is the impotent thing...

xxx

Sandra said...

Great Post, Kek. I am often asked, "when will you be happy with your weight? etc" The point is I am happy to keep improving, not only my fitness and health but all areas of my life. I always tell my children - "when you go to bed, ask yourself if you have done your very best today..."

kathrynoh said...

I kinda figured by the time I got to this age, I'd be happy to just let myself go!

Stephanie Davis said...

I bet everyone thought this when they were young! great post. I remember being very scared when I realised my parents did not have all the answers, struggled etc. we can only continue striving to grow (while staying hilariously immature) hehe

Sara said...

What??? You haven't got it all sorted out yet? I thought that at 40 it all jsut magically fell into place, as a sort of birthday present from the universe. Damn...

ss2306 said...

I've stopped striving for "perfect" and as long as I make one improvement every day I'll get there in the end - whereever that is!

Have a great weekend.

Debstar said...

I bet you read my post about wanting to live in a happy bubble and it's pissed you off so much you had to write about it.

Sorry about that.

Jadey 0:-) said...

Isn't it funny how we all have a certain picture of how life should be for us at a certain age. I know my picture is nothing like life is now for my age and I wonder often about what happened there.

Michelle said...

Great post Kek!

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