An unsolicited email from a few days ago fueled this post.
Imagine how different life would feel if we stopped taxing ourselves with a need to be perfect? To be superhuman.
Living this way is exhausting and debilitating, and doesn’t lead to much joy.
Intellectually we ‘know’ that nobody is perfect, so why are we afraid to admit it and are often embarrassed by it?
The email I received highlighted the negative perception too many of us carry around about not having “it all together”.
The email was from a professional woman who wanted to get promoted and knew that she needed to work on a few things.
What was disheartening was that her ‘ask’ came with a veil of silence.
Her choice perspective about asking for help was seen as a weakness.
I believe the opposite is true.