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Perfection vs Imperfection

Linda (Kaywood) Bilyeu is a self-published author. Her books are available on Amazon. She writes from the heart—there is no other way.

Perfection is a myth...


To Be or Not to Be Perfect

Who wouldn't want to be perfect? Have the perfect body, relationship, career, other words, the perfect life. I'm here to inform you that this is most likely not possible.

Yes, you heard me correctly, perfection doesn't exist. Perfection is a myth that we thrive for, but never achieve because it's not reality.

There are flaws in everything and everyone. I understand you are devastated at this point, as I was, when I figured it out.

Don't kill the messenger! Who needs perfect?

Flaws aren't all that bad. Flaws make us more interesting. They make us unique. We learn from them. We grow from them. We cry, but we eventually get over it.

We learn to accept our flaws and maybe even appreciate them. Without imperfections, I personally think we would be a boring society.

Take a moment and imagine a room full of perfect people. From head to toe they are illuminate the images of perfection. No visible flaws amongst them. If you notice this room full of people aren't mingling or even smiling, they are bored beyond tears because they have nothing to discuss. Why? Because they are so similar.

Now, I ask you you really want to be perfect? Or will you be happy with a bit of imperfection?



P- Perfection? Who needs it? Certainly not I nor you.
E- Everyone is unique and wonderful...defects and all.
R- Rock star status regardless.
F- Flaws are most likely present with everyone. It could be worse.
E- Enjoy your imperfections, they're yours and no one else can have them.
C- Carry your head high and let the world know that you're not perfect.
T- Teach others about your flaws and maybe how to improve theirs.
I- I thoroughly appreciate my imperfections.
O- Only you have the power to control your perfections or imperfections.
N- Never deny not being perfect.


Comparing Perfect vs Imperfect

Which definition better describes you?


1. Lacking nothing essential to the whole; complete of its nature or kind.
2. Being without defect or blemish.
3. Thoroughly skilled or talented in a certain field or area; proficient.


1. Not perfect.
2. Having defects or blemishes.
3. Skilled but not completely.

Perfect seems like to much work. You need the motivation, drive and falsehood to be perfect. I continue to stand by my belief that perfect is just BORING.

If we were all perfect and lived in a perfect world with the perfect surroundings HOW can we improve ourselves?

So I suggest we stick to being imperfect and accept our flaws. We can give the perfect world to the perfect people who consider themselves to be perfect until they realize they aren't and join us on the other side.

Then we can all live happily ever after swapping ideas on how to improve our defects.

PINK - F**kin' Perfect (Parental Advisory Suggested)

Top Ten Signs You Might Not Be Perfect

10 -You have had no cosmetic surgery procedures.

9 - Your credit cards are maxed out to keep up with the joneses.

8 - You tell tall tales to make yourself look better.

7 - You have so many addictions AA knows your DNA.

6 - Your Golf Club membership is about to expire and you pawn your kids to get a renewal.

5 - Your private jet has more frequent flyer miles then Air Force One.

4 - Your flaws are top secret and the CIA can't even crack the code.

3 - Your genealogist prefers to skip over your generation.

2 - Your home looks like a House & Garden magazine cover sans the plastic sofa covers.

1 - You are human!

Perfect vs Imperfect

© 2011 Linda Bilyeu

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