Give Up on Trying to Perfect Yourself

Give up on (trying to perfect) yourself. Begin taking action now, while being neurotic or imperfect, or a procrastinator or unhealthy or lazy or any other label by which you inaccurately describe yourself. Go ahead and be the best imperfect person you can be and get started on those things you want to accomplish before you die.

-Masstake Morita, M. D.






Note 1:) My take on accomplish is pretty expansive. It includes  things like Tai Chi, drawing lessons, making mistakes, reading, writing, cycling, and letting my dear ones know what I love about them. Also, doing my weekly webinars at Wellspring Calgary, making plans for a walking trip to Japan when conditions are right, and looking for ways to celebrate life. Furthermore,  I include teaching programs for the ToDo Institute  and the many things that come my way as a surprise. Oh yes, turning a blind eye to the Christmas cookies, as my granddaughter so sweetly explained it to her younger brother, when she was eight.  Say yes, jump in and get started. Perfection not required.

Note 2:)  In other words, sing while there is voice left.

Note 3:) Speaking of singing, here is one of my favourite virtual choirs in 2020. The Camden Choir from the UK, singing True Colours

Note 4:) All of my warmest wishes and thanks for your kindness and encouragement. Take good care. We will find many creative ways to celebrate our holiday season this year. With appreciation, trudy



3 replies
  1. janice
    janice says:

    Dear Trudy, thank you for bringing us this wisdom. I’ve come at long last to believe and understand that it’s not about changing myself or making myself better but becoming more self aware, more of who I am, as imperfect as I am. love you, Jan


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