I’m never going to be perfect

and I’m completely okay with that.

I now live in a world where complacency is viewed negatively. Success is about moving forward– having the drive and hunger to do more, be more, and achieve more. It’s about more money, more responsibilities, more credibility, more of this, more of that, more, more, and more. When does it end? “More” becomes the new norm then I’m back at square one feeling unfulfilled and unhappy.

A year ago today, I was 10 lbs lighter. Whenever I look back at my old photos, I think to myself, “Wow, I was so skinny then.” I clearly remember in that moment when I first took the photo, I truly believed I was fat. The feeling was different then. I wanted to be skinnier; I wanted a better looking ass; I wanted a flatter stomach. I don’t think it’s ever going to end with only setting goals and achieving them.

More isn’t necessarily a bad thing but we need to be happy with who we are in the moment. I’m never going to be perfect because I’m human. There’s always room for improvements and I’m always going to want more. Understanding and believing that we are already more and we are enough is the key. We come to this mindset through acceptance and gratitude.

Simple steps to become more grateful:

  • Always find a reason to be thankful even in the negative moments; appreciate all opportunities big and small
  • Say thank you more often and really mean it
  • Give yourself a daily motivational speech
  • Follow your favorite influencers on social media for the extra inspiration
  • Action leads to motivation. Do something, anything

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. How do you practice gratitude?

Photos by Bruno Alvares.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post although the imagery was funded by Finish Line Women in collaboration with Reebok for their recent Perfect Never campaign. As always, all thoughts and opinions are mine.

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