I am constantly reminding myself of the mistakes I’ve made, and I am trying so hard to get over them. Someday, hopefully it’s possible. 2 years ago
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I think that’s really important to admit all your weak sides and to love all good sides in you…Who knows you could be amazed how far you can reach if you do it with a light heart! 2 years ago
God made man inperfect. If we were perfect we’d be just like him. 2 years ago
How I did it: It wasn't really me who did it, but when God has drawn me near to Him and I have come to accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I began to know more and more of Him, and through that I realized all the mistakes that I've done against Him. God created us all in different ways, and His creating all of us as imperfect people is His way of reminding us that we have to continue to depend on Him. If we are perfect, what will prevent us from having so much pride as to rise up against the name of the Lord? And remeber this was the reason why Satan was thrown down from heaven in the first place. Just remember that while being imperfect, we are made perfectly for God's purpose in our lives. Maybe the reason why we can't do some things other people can is because we don't really need to do it, that God has given us life and He is calling us to do other things, those things that we can really do. I have come to accept all my past inferiorities and insecurities as a part of me, but God is constantly reminding me of the strengths He has given me to focus on. Also, He is constantly changing me to become a better person. By reading the Bible, I come to learn more and more of how to see and love myself the way God does. It's far from narcissism anyway, because it's grounded on reality. I still know there are some things I'm not cut out for, but when I give what I can for God, it's so fulfilling, it's so rewarding. Spending time with God does a lot too in improving the way you look at yourself.Only God can change people. Only God can show you His wonderful plans, only He can teach you how to focus on the things you can do. Only God can save you from your "imperfection", only God can take you from to death to eternal perfection. Read how I did it… 4 years ago
How I did it: I try to be patient with myself. I learned to like myself how I am. and I try my best. if this is not good enough it's not my problem. hm don't know. it is a process you're going through when you want to. Spirituality helped a lot. I don't talk about Religion - what I mean is a healthy mind. To be one and conscious about the things which happen in this world. It's okay to be who you are. Another thing was that I always try to see myself from the outside, out of body. To see if I like myself how I am. And I usually think of my friends - do I like them although they are not perfect? Yes! And in fact: I like them because they are not perfect! Read how I did it… 4 years ago
it’s like i can tolerate other people’s faults, but not my own, i beat myself up about the slightest little thing and feel guilt over the most trivial of things..i need to remind myself that it’s ok to make mistakes once in a while, everyone makes them, we are not made perfect and it is natural to screw up from time to time, and that at the end of the day only God can judge me, not super-religious people who are keen to cast the first stone and leave me in a state of constant anxiety and uncertainty =) 5 years ago
I’M GOOD ENOUGH, I’M SMART ENOUGH, AND DOGGONE IT, PEOPLE LIKE ME!
~Stuart Smalley 5 years ago
Its hard, when all I want to do is be successful. There is a saying that you can rate your success by how well you lived your life. How many times you appreciated others… not that they appreciated you.
With this said… I guess I am very successful, because I appreciate so many people and aspects of my life.
But, I am not perfect. I do the best that I can and I hope that its good enough. I hope that I am a good enough mother to care for my step-daughter. I hope that I’m a good enough wife, holding down the fort while my husband gets ready to be deployed. (this one is a toughie) I hope that I am good enough worker… but then again, I’m pretty angry at work at this moment.
I have to forgive myself and be okay with not being perfect. There are just too many things that I have no control over. And I shouldn’t waste energy on those things, but instead tend to the things that I can control.
Shadowchilde 6 years ago
There will always be days that I don’t really like myself, but in the end I will know my good qualities more than the bad. 6 years ago
this goal because it is something I believe is achievable (even in the near future) and is something I need to work on. I tend to be pretty hard on myself. I beat myself up when I don’t need to and that only holds me back from accomplishing things in my life more easily. 6 years ago
Here’s the thing . . .
I’m all ready to accept my imperfect self – and then I come across some sort of self-improvement/self-help thing which causes me to re-evaluate my whole life and go on another campaign of beating myself up in the name of “improvement”
There has to be a balance – and I’m on a new qwest to figure out what the difference is between being “perfect” and trying to become better. 6 years ago
“Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.” ~~Goethe
Though certain character deficiencies are inexcusable, for the most part people can and should be treasured just the way they are; if I teach myself and my family nothing more than this, it is that it is in the strive for excellent that we become perfect—not only in success or the win.
The difference between perfection and personal failure is based upon the kindnesses we show and the good things we bring forward from ourselves to the world. The reward of living a perfect life is achieving our greatest goals of acting always with the highest and best of intentions to the utmost of our abilities, consistently.
Where we are flawed or could improve should be recognized, of course, elsewise the pursuit of excellence could not exist. Never the less, we should still be willing to consciously love ourselves (including our shortcomings) unconditionally. In doing so, we are gifted the opportunity to develop perfect-
and unique-character without ever falling into the trap of trying to always be “perfect” (for ourselves or others).
I’ll take my life as a diamond in the rough. My imperfections as well as all my bright, strong shiny places seem to (happily) make me, me. Sticks and stones may be the chosen forms of style for cowards and bullies—but I prefer to make myself as jewelry. 6 years ago
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life. 6 years ago
I’m not very good with forgiveness. Maybe its because I don’t have a God/dess to chalk everything up to. I don’t believe that a deity overhead is granting me pardons from personal accountability. So, this is tough. If I can’t pass over this speed bump, I won’t be able to continue on my journey. I’m alive and not in jail, why isn’t that good enough for me? Haven’t I paid enough for my body’s crimes against myself? My body got sick and ruined my life. But, my body was able to achieve a remission. Doesn’t that mean my body has done the time and now we both can be free together, both body and spirit? How do I cope with the bitter resentment and angry and grieving for what once was? 6 years ago