11 Things That Happen To You When You Learn To Accept Your Imperfections

We are all human beings. We are all going to make mistakes because that’s just a normal part of life.

Nobody is perfect. That much is true. But why is it that a lot of people still have a difficult time accepting the fact that they are never going to be perfect? And why are there so many people who are so intolerant of people who make mistakes every now and then? We are all human beings. We are all going to make mistakes because that’s just a normal part of life. None of us are going to be able to do everything perfectly every single time. That’s a virtual impossibility. As people, we have to learn to be more patient and understanding with ourselves and the people around us about our imperfections and our shortcomings. 

There are some incredibly great things that happen to you once you learn to really accept imperfection as a natural part of who you are. Here are a few of them:

1. You understand that a flaw in your personality isn’t something that sets you back, it’s something distinct about you that adds to who you are.

You are no longer so critical about your flaws. You no longer see them as things that are holding you back from the person that you’re supposed to be. Instead, you see your flaws as essential facets to your personality that you have learned to embrace. 

2. You learn to accept that your current limitations can serve as starting points for you to grow and develop as a person.

You start to understand that you are a human being who has limits. You can’t do everything in this world. But you can always try your best to improve yourself. You can use your limitations as a reference point for where you can start building yourself as a person. 

3. You will come to discover that perfection is boring and that your flaws and imperfections are what make you an interesting human being.

Once you accept that you are a flawed person, you will come to discover that your flaws and your quirks can be used to your advantage. They are what make you interesting and actually worth interacting with. 

4. You find that your imperfections and blemishes aren’t holes in your personality, but rather they are part of what makes you whole.

You no longer have this insatiable need to correct the parts of yourself that just can’t be corrected. Instead, you just learn to accept that these flaws are part of who you are and you would be incomplete without them. 

5. Your sense of validation and self-worth will no longer be dependent on external entities; you will get to dictate your sense of self-worth.

You will no longer have to rely on the approval or validation of others to feel like you are a person who is worth being. Your sense of self-worth will purely be dictated by your own standards for living. You won’t look to other people for a confidence booster because you can do that for yourself. 

6. You will learn to gain a greater appreciation for the things that make you different because being just like everyone else is boring.

You will start to appreciate and pursue things that are considered weird and not normal because you know that being just like everyone else for the sake of fitting in is stupid and boring. You want to be a trailblazer, not a follower. 

7. You start to gain a better appreciation of who people really are as opposed to just what they look like.

You start to understand that the physical aspect of a person is only the literal surface. You start to find more value and interest in the things that are found within a person’s character. Aesthetics don’t matter as much to you as a person’s personality and ethics do. 

8. You find it easier to forgive yourself for the times that you come up short in life. 

You are more lenient and forgiving of yourself now. You understand that you won’t always be able to live up to your own standards and that’s okay. The only thing that’s important for you is if you try your absolute best. 

9. You gain a sense of grounded realism and you no longer hold yourself up to exceedingly high standards. 

You no longer pressure yourself into doing things that you really don’t want to do. You don’t pressure yourself into grabbing things that are just beyond your reach. You gain a healthier and more grounded perspective on life. 

10. You find it easier to let go of things that are beyond your control.

You will have a more developed sense of detachment. You will no longer be harboring any ill feelings or emotional baggage about your shortcomings. You can better accept it when things don’t go your way. 

11. You appreciate the hardships in life just as much as you appreciate all the good parts of it. 

You understand that life has its ups and downs. And you’re no longer only living for the ups. You know that the difficult times are what will allow you to have a better appreciation for the good times.

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