Too thin? Too big? Too Short? Too Tall?
Despite growing up with many aspirations, dreams, and attainable goals, they are often overshadowed by our imperfections. Everyone is born with hidden talents that can only be discovered through experiences and exposures to certain life circumstances. Yet, we sometimes let our flaws take the best of us. As a young person growing up, the struggle to fit in society sometimes highlights the flaws that we attempt to hide behind.
“If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice it’s knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.”Matthew Fox
The society that we are currently living in almost condemns someone’s imperfections. With the fast-growing effect of technology, no one has the time to embrace his or her flaws. From the constant reminders from social media portraying that people are perfect without any flaws, young women and men are robbed of reality and transparency. Many of them look up to the stars as role models without knowing the many struggles they had to endure to reach where they are. No one is free of imperfections, everyone from the smallest to the oldest has a flaw that he or she once ran away from or still running away from.
JUST BEFORE YOU GO…
“Stop trying to ‘fix’ yourself: you’re NOT broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure”.Steve Maraboli
Your flaws are a set of characteristics that distinguish you from others. It is up to you to use those flaws, not as a setback but as a setup to create bigger things. Your flaws do not define how far you can reach, they are there to remind you that despite the way you look, the way you walk, the way you talk, you matter. You deserve a place in this world. You can achieve greatness no matter how small you may feel inside, your dreams are big enough to make an impact in this world.
What are your flaws? What are some ways you can use your flaws to make a difference in your surrounding? Don’t forget to flaunt your flaws and make a difference.