I am not perfect. I do not want to be perfect because perfectionism will be a barrier between you and I. If I would strive to be perfect all the time I have to cover my face with a mask which will only create insecurities and awkward feelings between us. Yes, being authentic and real requires confidence but the connection and risk you may take to be real will build so much more and it will last in my heart forever. That you took a chance to be brutally honest with yourself and then sharing that honesty with me will make me feel honoured that you trusted me enough to share. And that you think you are worth it is probably the best gift you can give yourself, sharing your truth is truly the gift of love and acceptance and that is when you can start living a passionate life full of spices. Nobody can take away your truth and being truthful with your feelings will build so much closeness and therefore I can be more authentic with you. I do not want to tiptoe around you anymore, I know you are fragile and I have created my own stories about your life which are probably not true. So the barrier and wall will only become bigger every time you chose to carry that mask of trying to be perfect. It doesn't mean that you have to complain about your life every time we meet but just saying "I did not have a good day today because...." and please explain why you did not have a good day so I can figure out where you are coming from. Please tell me your story because I want to get to know you better and your story will never be a burden, it will take away a lot of pressure for both of us. That is how speaking your truth does, it opens you up to freedom. Life can be very simple if we start showing our hearts in the open. Closed heart will create a lot of assumptions and judgements. Perfectionism is our enemy.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am a Career and Talent Coach. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty.