Accepting Imperfection.

One of the greatest battles we face as humans is understanding mistakes.

When we make a mistake, we have to understand the commonality of human error.

We are not always on our A-game and there are millions of things going on around us that we have no control over.

For myself, I have many goals that are scattered across my mind that I want to accomplish.

Some are specific, some are time-bound, some are loose, some are random, but all of them are things I want to achieve.

It is more often than not that taking a misstep on the way to a goal bothers me more than if I actually meet the goal or not.

Why is this?

It’s because of the pressure we put on ourselves to walk the path EXACTLY how it’s drawn up in our plan.

It never works that way! (News flash, I know.)

Instead, I am trying to treat my goals as a guide for my steps, not the opposite.

I want a vision to help aid my steps as I try to figure things out.

How much do I have “figured out”? I have no idea.

I truly feel that we never do.

However, that doesn’t stop us from wanting to find out.

This constant search for improvement, growth, and understanding is what drives me.

The piece that can be missing is that guiding vision.

Once I took some time to find that vision (mentally and in action), I see where my steps need to be guided.

I don’t have to take every step in the mold.

Does it help? Yes.

Is it realistic? No.

So, let’s try our best to let our vision guide us.

Let your goals drive you, not wavering over a misstep.

We will get there.

We just need to understand our imperfections, let our support help us along the way, and embrace our goals proudly and strongly once we get there.


“I believe a few words can change your day and your life.”

One thought on “Accepting Imperfection.

  1. Nelson, by the time you finally have most of it figured out (in your 70’s), everyone has judged you to be senile and therefore are no longer interested in what you have to say. A sad, but true fact here in the USA. I do appreciate your thoughtfulness and your way of looking at things. You are very grounded, yet have a poet’s soul.


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