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.”
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