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Embracing Imperfection- How to let go of perfection and imposter syndrome

MINDFUL PAUSE PODCAST

Release Date: 04/21/2024

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Hey there,

 

I have a vulnerable share. I’ve struggled with perfectionism these past few years, and it’s been so paralyzing that it’s silenced my voice and my gifts as a teacher and coach.

 

In the online coaching world, the pressure to be flawless, to have all the answers and to be the expert has been overwhelming. Perfectionism has caused to show up inauthentically (hello imposter syndrome!) …or show up as a flat version of my personality… or worse - not show up at all!... only to be met with shame for not doing and being more.

 

Perfectionism is like a sneaky thief, robbing us of our joy and confidence.

 

But over these years of doing the self-love work on myself, I can tell you this: imperfection is where the magic happens. It’s the portal to our True Self.

 

In Japanese culture, there's a concept called "wabi-sabi" – it's all about embracing imperfection as the essence of beauty in life. Think of it like the cracks in a piece of pottery making it even more beautiful and unique.

 

For me, my sensitivity has always been a flaw and weakness, but not I can see that my sensitivity IS my gift – it’s literally how I connect with my community and how I heal others.

 

So when that Itty-Bitty-Shitty-Committee starts to rear its head, remember this: Notice, Pause, Choose:

  1. Notice: Recognize that criticizing voice.
  2. Pause: Take a deep breath and come back to the present moment.
  3. Choose: opt for a thought that lifts you up and reminds you of your worth.

 

And remember, your imperfections are your superpowers.

Also, I’ve been using this mantra for myself and I’ve felt it’s power. I hope it helps you return to yours too!

 

 "I embrace all of me and I am needed in this world."

 

I hope today’s soul note helps you break free from trying to please others or feel like an imposter and remember your gifts that only you have and gives you the courage to step into them and share them with the world!

 

Much love,

Audrey

 

p.s. if you need personalize coaching, I’m here to help you deepen your self-love and connect to your intuition to create the life you love.