October 18, 2012
Perfect is Boring
It is. It's boring.
Brene Brown wrote a book that is making my heart sing with happiness - The Gifts of Imperfection - and I can't recommend it highly enough. I'm normally not interested in the whole self-help genre, but this book is golden. I think everyone can relate to feeling the weight of imperfection, in a million ways.
Here's a sneak peek into the book - she shares 10 Guideposts, and I swear each one speaks to me in some way or another.
1/ Cultivating Authenticity: Letting Go of What People Think
2/ Cultivating Self-Compassion: Letting Go of Perfectionism
3/ Cultivating a Resilient Spirit: Letting Go of Numbing and Powerlessness
4/ Cultivating Gratitude and Joy: Letting Go of Scarcity and Fear of the Dark
5/ Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith: Letting Go of the Need for Certainty
6/ Cultivating Creativity: Letting Go of Comparison
7/ Cultivating Play and Rest: Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol and Productivity as Self-Worth
8/ Cultivating Calm and Stillness: Letting Go of Anxiety as a Lifestyle
9/ Cultivating Meaningful Work: Letting Go of Self-Doubt and "Supposed To"
10/ Cultivating Laughter, Song, and Dance: Letting Go of Being Cool and "Always in Control"
See what I mean?! It's good stuff. I would love to chat about it - let me know if you're reading it/are going to read it/ want to be part of my long distance book club. :)
Have a great book recommendation? Please share!