Quite often in personal development, we talk about the “best version” of ourselves.
That’s all we want, right?
To go out into the world as our best selves.
To tap into the "best bits" inside us and bring them forth every day.
It’s such a powerful idea – this “best” version of you.
And yet, it’s complete bullshit!
Well, I’ve realized that this “best version” idea is a con.
It’s not attainable!
Let me explain why...
The “best” version of me is funny, bubbly, and connects with everyone.
I smile at people walking down the street… I'm laughing a lot… and I have no doubts about my abilities or the path I’m on.
The best version of me is great! :)
I’m on time… I have meals planned for the week… I look and feel good… and I’m working out every couple of days.
This isn’t all of me.
And I’m sure it’s the same for you.
I’m sorry to say that I am known for being late (I’m working on this).
I plan meals sometimes, but I also grab a pizza when I’m tired or don’t have time to cook.
Sometimes I feel happy with what I’m wearing, and other times I look haggard and kind of shit :)
Sometimes I work out regularly.
And other times I let it slide and don’t do anything for weeks.
So I don’t think striving for this “best version” of ourselves is realistic.
How can it be?!
How can we be the best version of ourselves all the time?
Life isn’t like that.
Life isn’t a movie.
Life isn’t about being or finding the best version of yourself.
It’s about accepting yourself as you are, being kind to yourself when you’re not at your best, and cheering yourself on when you do great.
(I actually didn’t mean that to come out as A-B-C… but it works kinda well!)
So this website isn't going to talk about becoming the best version of you.
Instead, it's about the lifestyle you want to lead.
A lifestyle where you’re:
- Kind to yourself
- Doing things you love
- Connecting to who you are and what you want.
Does that sound more doable than being your best self, all day every day?
Let me know what you think in the comments – or you can always message me directly :)
Here’s to imperfection!