Perfection Is Enemy Of Creativity

Born to be Real

Aren’t we all imperfect in some form, shape or manner? Flaws and all, our shortcomings makes us who we are. Each uniquely made by our Creator.

Have you ever heard of the company Imperfect Produce? I like what they sell. Fruits and veggies that don’t have a chance of making it into the grocery stores due to their misshapen appearances. But, other than that, the produce is perfectly edible and there is no reason to discard it into the trash barrel. Consider this.  The plant matter is just as wholesome and more interesting than their cousins who are polished and uniformly shaped.

Take a look at this picture. What do you notice?

 To my eye, imperfections create carrots with great character.   I mean, look at the shapely lady on the left side of the picture! And the guy second to the right, he’s walking with great intention!

As perfection relates to people, it’s not that we shouldn’t try to be the best we can possibly be but perfection is less than exciting,  predictable, unrealistic and limiting. Waiting for our own perfection to appear provides reasons for excuses and can be self-defeating.

Jo Saxton once said, “the dream of who we long to be often stays a dream because we expect perfection.”  Are you an individual who is prone to always wanting to achieve perfection? . I like this article which drives home some good points.

 

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