Don’t let it show.
Cover it up.
Conceal anything that looks like a flaw.
In my first book, Choosing Your Power, I talked about how we humans are perfectly flawed. We are, in fact, already perfect. If there were an ideal of perfection and everyone looked like that, just think how boring the world would actually be!
The truth is, perfection is a verb.
Sure there’s a noun, the state of being perfect, and you get there by perfecting the thing that you’ve dared to bring out of you.
Perfection is a dynamic, iterative process.
Perfection, the art of perfecting something, is a dynamic (never static) process.
And it’s iterative. It doesn’t come out as one and done. You didn’t. Not when you learned to walk, ride a bicycle, talk, or read.
We love seeing the shiny and perfect.
And, I’m pretty sure if you think about it, you actually really like the dusty and scarred. There’s history in those scars and wrinkles. They’re usually well earned. And, the stories behind them are likely pretty interesting.
I have scars and my hair is graying.
I used to try to hide that.
From whom? Out of vanity or fear of judgment? Yes, I think so. But, no more.
To quote Beni Pasek and Justin Paul, the song writers of This Is Me, I’m not scared to be seen, I make no apologies, this is me.
You’ve earned the scars you have.
Most scars heal with time and the trauma that caused them becomes a memory, a distant story. Sometimes relived (and I’ll encourage you to see professional counseling if you’ve got something that comes up and disrupts your life), mostly scars reflect a certain time in one’s life. Mentally and physically, you’ve passed that time.
So who are you now?
And as important, if not more so, who are you growing into?
Your past got you here. You decide now where you are headed for the rest of this year, next year and beyond.
Leverage your past and move forward to a grand future.
Certainty and confidence are yours to own as you endeavor to the next great phase of your life: Tomorrow!
Keep making your magic and I’ll see you here next week!
= Wayne =
~ Dr P ~
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