Perfection

The Gifts of Imperfection [Book]

Book Overview:  In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

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  1. A Nation Hungry For More Joy. A Nation Starving From Lack of Gratitude.

 

“Perfectionism is self-destructive simply because there is no such thing as perfect.  Perfection is an unattainable goal.  Additionally, perfectionism is more about perception – we want to be perceived as perfect.  Again, this is unattainable – there is no way to control perception, regardless of how much time and energy we spend trying.” ~ Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection

“How do I define a hero?  A hero is a person who courageously contributes under even the most trying circumstances; a hero is an individual who acts unselfishly and who demands more from himself or herself than others would expect; a hero is a man or woman who defies adversity by doing what he or she believes is right in spite of fear.  A hero moves beyond the ‘common sense’ of the promoters of the status quo.  A hero is anyone who aims to contribute, anyone who is willing to set an example, anyone who lives by the truth of his or her convictions.  A hero develops strategies to assure his outcome, and persists until it becomes a reality, changing his approach as necessary and understanding the importance of small actions consistently taken.  A hero is not someone who is ‘perfect,’ because none of us is perfect.  We all make mistakes, but that doesn’t invalidate the contributions we make in the course of our lives.  Perfection is not heroism; humanity is.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within

“We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal.  Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves; it is why we don’t accept ourselves the way we are, and why we don’t accept others the way they are.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements

“Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didn’t let them down, because you told them the truth. And that truth is that you did everything that you could. There wasn’t one more thing that you could’ve done. Can you live in that moment, as best you can, with clear eyes and love in your heart? With joy in your heart? If you can do that, gentlemen, then you’re perfect.” via Friday Night Lights

 

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