A lot of people strive to be the perfect child, the perfect mom, the perfect wife, the perfect employee. The ugly but definitely accurate truth is, perfection is not attainable in this world. As long as we stay human, we will never be perfect, because imperfection comes with being human.
If you are one of the many who strive for perfection, then you should pat yourself in the back and say that you are not wrong for being imperfect. Remember that in committing errors, you get a valuable life lesson nobody else can experience.
We’ve seen this happen so many times. Many of our great artists have been ridiculed when they were little, or they croaked during an audition, in turn making them committed to tuning their craft and striving to be the best singer. Look where they are now!
If Steve Jobs didn’t commit the error of leaving school, do you think he will be able to achieve all the things he has achieved? How about Albert Einstein? Remember how many times he flunked school? Or should he have stayed working in the patent office to become the perfect clerk? He was definitely imperfect. He was not the perfect student. He was far from being that. But he gave the world a lot, and he changed the way we define things.
In everyone’s life there are always imperfections, and it will not matter. What will happen is how you react to them, how you are able to sift the positive lesson out of an otherwise negative experience. Only then will you achieve, not perfection, but greatness.