The Perfection of Imperfection

As a coach I pride myself on my ability to create positive situations.  I always tell people your thoughts are yours to choose, and nobody else’s.  I tell people you can change every negative thought into a positive thought.  I tell people to own their lives and make everyday full of everything you love and cherish…. the problem with all of that… somebody had to tell me.

Yes I know, don’t tell anyone but…. I am not perfect.  In fact I am so far from perfect, it is absolutely exhilarating.  That’s right exhilarating!  Because… if I don’t have to be perfect than I can do what I do best…. live exactly the way I live right now.  I can do all of the things I am great at, right now, which is the absolute best of my capabilities.  I know I will grow, that is just going to happen inevitably, but right now I get to just do what I am already doing, and that is perfect.

So  now it is your turn:

  1. Celebrate all of your successes right now.
  2. Write down all that you are grateful for.
  3. Name 5 reasons why you are awesome today.
  4. Write down the negative thoughts that float around in your head, and then find ways to make them positive (and believable to yourself)
  5. Write yourself a letter as your lover, then write all of the things they love about you.
  6. Stop allowing yourself to think that your life today isn’t the life you should be living.
  7. Don’t give power to anything to stop you from feeling every positive emotion right now (not 10 lbs from today).
  8. Find all of the reasons why your thoughts are “stuck” and “unstick” them.

When you can complete sentences like, “I am great because…” and “I am successful today because…” or “I am as happy as I can be today because…” you will show up so much more in your life.  Suddenly, you will be the absolute fullest, most amazing version of you, and your life will respond in many positive ways for it.

Celebrate being imperfect with me, because there is really no other way to be that is this awesome.

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About The Author

Michelle Hastie

Michelle Hastie Thompson is a recovered binge eater who turned her binge eating around and even got featured in Shape Magazine helping a woman lose weight in “My Weight Loss Diaries". She helps women end the battle of binge and overeating, fall in love with movement, and finally lose the weight permanently. A veteran weight loss coach for almost ten years, she is a Ph.D. student in Health Psychology and has three published books, the most recent titled, "Have Your Cake and Be Happy Too: A Joyful Approach to Weight Loss”.