Perfectly Imperfect

Give yourself a break when things go wonky, it just might be a better path.

   Do you know someone who is always trying to be so perfect that they drive you nuts? Or maybe you are that person. If one little thing goes wrong they get so upset that they actually cry. It’s like the end of the world and once that train gets going there is no stopping it. Then they go to sleep that night and the next day they realize that it’s not the end of the world and they do whatever it takes to get back on track. Well I have been like that to some extent and I know people that are really like that a lot. But what I’ve come to realize is that there is no such thing as perfect. And if you let little mishaps blow up out of proportion you will live a very miserable life. That’s where the saying “Go with the flow” comes in. Or the saying “It is what it is”. Once something seems to go wrong you need to take a step back and see if it is something actually going right. Maybe that little mishap is the Universe saying “Hey try this, it might be better for what you are trying to accomplish”. Or maybe it’s trying to say don’t worry so much because whatever you do will be just fine. 

   For example: I like to crochet and sometimes after getting a good way into what I’m making I notice I missed a stitch. But I don’t freak out and rip the whole thing apart. I just chalk it up to being perfectly imperfect. That way I’m not feeling bad or mad at myself. 

   I heard a saying once from an old Native American Indian woman. I don’t remember it word for word but the gist of it was that nothing is perfect and when she’s making a blanket she purposefully missed a stitch to remind her that it’s okay to make mistakes.  I love that story. I know that I make mistakes, but I also know that I learn from them too. Without mistakes we would still be living in the dark ages. Thomas Edison made a thousand mistakes before he figured out the light bulb. He never gave up and he kept his eyes and ears open so that when a new idea came to him he would try it. 

   I know not everyone is a Thomas Edison or a Nikola Tesla, but we all have our own unique talents and we should not be afraid to share them with the world. And we should not beat up on ourselves when we don’t get it perfect the first time. We need to keep trying and show ourselves that it’s okay to be who we really are. And being perfectly imperfect is as perfect as you can get. 

   So now it’s time to let loose and let your juices flow. Let yourself be creative. Let the Universe show you the path of least resistance to wherever it is you want to be and life will be much more fun. Go with the flow and stop trying too hard. Give yourself a break when things go wonky, it just might be a better path. Keep your eyes and ears open for new opportunities and see how much easier things will go. 

   I hope this blog has been helpful. I know that being perfectly imperfect has helped me. Now go out there and show the world who you are and live the life you choose no matter what that may be. 

And remember there is tremendous love here for you.


                                       Deb Mertan


  1. Jas krish says:

    Right ..
    Mistakes happen… humans we do have a tendency to get upset….but they should not upset the individual beyond a certain limit…the …learn, repair and move on…
    Have a wonderful day 🙏🌹


    1. Thank you for your comment. Please share if you so desire. You have a great day as well.


  2. SeaJai says:

    This Could not of came at a better time Deb Mertan.
    You always know what to say at the right time Thank you for always being there for me even when you don’t even know it. I love you!!!


    1. I’m just learning to reply to people. Thank you for your message. It makes me happy to make you happy. Love you.


  3. Sandro Treul says:

    Can totally relate to it! Great post


    1. Thank you. I hope you enjoy some of my other posts. Please share because I love reaching more people.


  4. This is soo me, I’m that person who strives to be perfect all the time and gets dissapointed when Im unable to do that. I constantly fail to understand that it’s okay to be flawed.


    1. Thank you for your comment. I have always tried to be perfect as well but now that I gave myself permission to not be so perfect I am much happier. Keep loving you. Love Deb


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