I was inspired to write today’s post while reading the book “Lepiej żyć po swojemu. Zawsze jest czas na zmianę.” (it’s in Polish, my native language). In English this title would be: “It’s better to live as you like. There is always time for a change.” The authors of this book (Małgorzata Liszyk-Kozłowska and Krystyna Romanowska) stated that each of us knows that we aren’t perfect and we know it. I completely agree with this truth. Being perfect shouldn’t be one of our life goals, I strongly believe in this idea.
One of the mentioned authors was inspired by the ideas found on the blog:
The author is Joshua Becker. According to the Polish authors Joshua Becker writes about the advantages of being imperfect. I haven’t checked these advantages (on the mentioned blog) but I’ll express my views on this matter.
The first advantage could be: “I know that I’m not perfect and this is OK, it’s not a problem.” If we accept that we aren’t perfect our life becomes happier. I feel that it is a “perfect” truth.
The second plus could be: “I am not perfect and I can tell people about it, it’s not a problem that others will know that I’m not excellent.” Nobody is perfect, perfection isn’t natural. So be imperfect and enjoy it!
The third advantage could be: “I accept this truth: I won’t find happineoss in being perfect.” According to the Polish authors of “Lepiej żyć po swojemu. Zawsze jest czas na zmianę.” Joshua Becker writes about this point on his blog, but I haven’t checked it. My view is the same: it’s impossible to find happiness in being perfect.
Perfection may give some kind of pleasure or satisfaction, but the feeling that we did something perfectly won’t be the source of happiness. The real happiness comes from other things, e.g. when you get up in the morning and you know that you’ll do some good work that will help other people – this may be and often is the real source of happiness. You can make a list of things that make you happy. Use this list to remind you of your sources of happiness.
I think that the following blog post could help you in considering what the happiness is and where you can find YOUR sources of happiness:
I really like this post, you can try to compare your views on happiness and sources of happiness with these expressed in the above article. Everything great starts from thinking, so think carefully and change your life for better. Dare to live, it’s YOUR life!