Don’t you just love Anne Hathaway? I do! I think she is one of the most natural and real stars in Hollywood. She tells it like it is and is totally relatable. That’s what makes her so loveable. She’s awesome.
If you haven’t seen her lip sync battle of the Miley Cyrus hit ‘Wrecking Ball’, you HAVE to see it. I’ve made it easy for you because here’s a snippet…..Ta da! You’re welcome 🙂
I stumbled across this quote of hers the other day and it inspired me.
It reminded me to give myself permission to NOT have to be perfect and it inspired me to write this post.
Trying to be perfect is something I think many of us, if not all, are guilty of and… well… it’ s not possible. Why? Because it’s just not. Perfection lies in the imperfect. Imperfection IS perfection, but we seem to forget that most of the time.
It’s bazaar how we have one set of rules for ourselves and another set for everybody else. We give those whom we love permission to not have it all together and remind them that it’s okay not to, but we say horrible things to ourselves when we don’t. It’s nuts!
I know I’ve been guilty of this my whole life. I am getting better though. MUCH better. But it takes effort. Consistent effort.
Social media doesn’t help. People only post what they want you to see and it’s not often they’ll show you when things aren’t going to plan. That’s okay. Personally, I don’t feel the need to share the bad stuff. It just doesn’t need to be put out there in to your orbit. It’s for me to deal with. I might share it with my besties in conversation, but it doesn’t need to be made public knowledge.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s okay to aim high and to want to be great at everything, but what I’m trying to say is, you don’t HAVE to be. In fact, we learn the most when we don’t get it right.
In reality, we never stop learning.
I see people telling themselves how dumb they are (or much worse) when something goes wrong, so I always say to them… there are no mistakes, because it’s ALL learning, so it’s all positive. It really is.
In a video I watched recently, an amazing woman by the name of Kathryn Budig said “No one can say anything worse to you than you’ve already told yourself.” Wow. How powerful is that? It really hit home.
I see people making themselves sick trying to do and be it all. You can never be all things to all people, so you need to be all things to yourself. Be truthful. Be honest. Listen to what your body, mind and soul wants and needs and give yourself permission to do, be and have that.
You really DON’T have to have it all together all day, every day. You’d tell your best friend that, so why not tell your self?
Personally, I don’t know anyone that has it all together, all of the time.
Well, maybe Beyonce…..but she’s got a whole team of people working for her, so that doesn’t count.
So, next time your ‘busting your gut’ (as my Dad says) trying to be perfect, remember that it’s ok if it’s not all falling in to place. In all honesty, when it looks like things are falling apart, they’re actually coming together exactly as they should. You’ll see the lesson in it, if you give yourself the time and permission to.
Until next time…
Love and Light always,