Resilience, not perfection…

In our society, I often hear the saying “progress, not perfection.” But these words do not resonate for me.

Being a recovering perfectionist, I often see progress as needing to be only forward moving.

To me, “progress” says mistakes are okay as along as they don’t set me back, as long as I remain in forward motion.

However, when I hear the word “resilience,” I think of being brave and getting back up every time I fall.

I think of how it’s okay to take 1 step forward and 3 steps back.

To me, resilience says it doesn’t matter how far or fast I go. The only thing that matters is that I never give up.

“Resilience, not perfection.”

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Growth is messy. Action over perfection is messy. Resilience not perfection is messy and imperfect, and that’s okay. It’s actually quite a beautiful thing.

To my reader, where has focusing on perfect progress held you back? Where can you give yourself permission to be imperfect and resilient?

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
– Charles Darwin

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Ruth~Renee

I am passionate about encouraging others to believe in and love themselves enough to practice healthy self-care. You are enough and you worthy of the grace of God, just as you are. I encourage women to take steps toward confidence, joy, and divine rhythm..so they can find wholeness, healing, and a heart intertwined with the love of God. I am a trauma survivor and autoimmune/chronic illness warrior. I love to share the resources and wisdom I have gained through my personal transformative journey. In 2018, I was saved by grace and accepted Jesus into my heart, and decided that Christ alone is enough for me. I love gardening and being outdoors in nature. The lake is my favorite place in the city. I miss the beaches of Southern California. My creative outlets are writing, photography, and abstract painting. For movement, I enjoy yoga, walking, jogging, biking, and dancing.

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