How to embrace your flaws

We all have heard a phrase from our childhood that ‘Nobody is Perfect’. Everyone has some flaws in them and it’s absolutely true we all are born with some flaws, but it doesn’t mean that we have to die with our flaws. As we all are born with the power of acceptance, so similarly we have to accept our flaws as well and one should be proud of it.

How to embrace your flaws Yes, it’s okay to be less than perfect.

But it seems now that nobody in this imperfect world wants to accept themselves in their own way, everybody is just focusing on how to be a pure perfect person. Let me ask you all a question- Why to become a perfectionist in the world which is imperfect in itself? But yes I somehow know the answer to this question which is that we ourselves do not want to become perfect we just follow the hollow advice and opinions of others so that we can be accepted by them. Another point which arises here is that when we can hear and accept the opinions or advises of others then why can’t we simply accept our flaws and love them?

How to embrace your flaws

Here are the following ways which will help you to love yourself and embrace yourself more:

1) KNOW YOUR FLAWS.

The first step in admitting your flaws is to know about them. One should be aware of those things in which they are not confident. After the acknowledgment of the flaws one should proudly admit them, however, things will take time, we will also take time in acknowledging and accepting our flaws but once they are accepted, a person can notice the change in their lives themselves.

How to embrace your flaws

2) TELL YOUR STORIES THROUGH YOUR FLAWS.

The second step is to create and to tell stories of your lives through your flaws. In short ‘LET YOUR FLAWS SPEAK”. These flaws will help you to make things more creative and more beautiful. In this way, the process of communication of flaws will go on and will make a change in the world.

How to embrace your flaws

3) FIND GOOD ROLE MODELS.

Whatever your flaws or weaknesses are, there are some people out there who have overcome them their flaws and have accepted them. So find your role models follow them and study about them. It will surely help you all to overcome your weakness, and all your weaknesses will be converted into strengths. I understand it’s hard to find inspiration in someone when you yourself are suffering, but learn how to see things in a different way.

How to embrace your flaws

4)LOVE YOURSELF FOR WHO YOU ARE.

The most important step in the acceptance of flaws is to love your body the way it is. We all should thank god for giving us this beautiful life. Just look outside and see those people who are handicapped and learn from them the way they have accepted themselves and their flaws. So all of you out there, accept your flaws and be happy because life is too short to not be happy. Don’t place your happiness in people who are temporary in your life, learn how to create your own happiness.

How to embrace your flaws

5) FIND HAPPINESS IN YOUR FLAWS.

In order to accept our flaws, we need to find happiness in it. Acceptance will surely take time, but once we have accepted ourselves and started loving ourselves for what we are then I can assure you that nobody on this planet will be able to take away our happiness or our strengths. Do not listen to other’s, because we all are perfectly unique in our own way. Give your haters a smile and move on!

How to embrace your flaws

6) LISTEN TO YOUR HEART.

The next important thing is to give importance to our heart. Try to understand what your heart is saying and follow it passionately. Let you define your flaws. Do not let your flaws define you. Be proud of yourself and start loving yourself because till the time you won’t love yourself, nobody else will.

In the end, I would like to say BE YOURSELF, BE PROUD and BE FLAWLESS.

How to embrace your flaws

Why is it necessary to learn to embrace one’s flaws separately? Aren’t we all adapt to living with the flaws we possess alongside our virtues?

The twist is here: Virtues do not interfere with our functioning as drastically as flaws do.

We all are living with our unique share of imperfections. But most often than not accepting this truth is hard. No matter how much we try to balance our compliments, achievements, accomplishments, and successes in life with our flaws, we will always find it insignificant as compared to our flaws, however scarce they are.

As we live in a society that perpetually compares one person to another, embracing our flaws, forgiving ourselves for our failures and pulling ourselves out of guilt becomes a very difficult task. What we fail to realize is that often the basis of comparison is inappropriate. This is to remind you once again that a bird cannot be compared to a fish, based on their swimming skills.

At the core of this principle is, every individual is unique with a distinct set of imperfections and near-perfections. If you are willing to reach a utopian state of being, you will be strongly disappointed.

You might agree with me, that once you encapture and overcome your fears and you are ready to rule the world. Our flaws, insecurities, and adversities have control over us because fear underlines them – the fear of disapproval, of being humiliated, of failure, of lagging behind and of not being loved. Letting flaws negatively influence us makes it difficult for us to be happy or sustain our sense of success.

This guide will help you shift your perspective of why it’s better to understand, face and embrace one’s flaws rather than ignore and run away from them.

Here are 8 tips to fall in love with your adversities and live with them in peace:

1. Introspect what’s bothering you.

As Aristotle said, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom,” unless and until you search out the root cause of your insecurities or what exactly is bothering you, you can never bring in mental peace.

Introspection is one of the most crucial steps to coming in terms with yourself. Introspection is the conscious process of examination of one’s own thoughts and feelings. The process of introspection relies exclusively on observation of one’s mental state.

Sit yourself down and try objectively gaining knowledge about the things that is currently bothering you. It could be anything – your career lag, your accent, your physical appearance, your failures, your lack of confidence or your low self-esteem.

2. Conceptualize flaws.

How do you define flaws? What are its characteristics? What are you including in the list of your flaws?

In the wish to reach heights of perfectionism, do not lose your rational ideas about your flaws. There are so many things that are not under your control and hence practically do not include in your list of flaws. Your physical appearance, your gestures, your tone of voice, your mannerisms are some of these.

Your idea of flaws should have clarity. Use your reasoning capabilities to list down aspects of your personality which can be transformed and improved.

3. Make a list of your virtues and strength.

We are so used to being criticized that we often forget that flaws are one single aspect of your personality, which doesn’t have the capacity to decide your worth.

As challenging as it might get, force yourself to make a list of all your strong points – your achievements, your talents, your abilities and your positive traits. Try to include every trivial points in the list, however insignificant it might seem. You should also include generic qualities like honesty, trustworthiness, empathy, integrity, loyalty and emotional maturity. Stick this in a place where you can daily take a look to remind you of your strengths.

You have come a long way in life and it’s all because of your own endeavors.

4. Avoid negative self-talk.

Negative self-talk is any internal dialogue or a voice of the critic, from within oneself, almost like a critical person, constantly reminding yourself of your insecurities, your flaws, your drawbacks and those aspects of you which ultimately limit your potential to reach the zenith.

Negative self-talk is to be avoided at all costs.

Most importantly because these negative self-talks follow the path of typical cognitive distortions like catastrophizing, overgeneralization, over personalization etc. Negative self may sound downright mean like “I am not worth anything good in this world.” or may sound reasonable like “I should avoid doing this as it is out of my capacity, just to save myself of humiliation.”

Either way, the negative self-talk will always highlight your flaws and shadow your strength.

Every time, the little voice is about to speak up, shut it up by empowering positive self-talk like “I can do it if I try.” “I am capable of achieving more than this.” Gradually you will find it easier to face your flaws.

We all have heard a phrase from our childhood that ‘Nobody is Perfect’. Everyone has some flaws in them and it’s absolutely true we all are born with some flaws, but it doesn’t mean that we have to die with our flaws. As we all are born with the power of acceptance, so similarly we have to accept our flaws as well and one should be proud of it.

How to embrace your flaws Yes, it’s okay to be less than perfect.

But it seems now that nobody in this imperfect world wants to accept themselves in their own way, everybody is just focusing on how to be a pure perfect person. Let me ask you all a question- Why to become a perfectionist in the world which is imperfect in itself? But yes I somehow know the answer to this question which is that we ourselves do not want to become perfect we just follow the hollow advice and opinions of others so that we can be accepted by them. Another point which arises here is that when we can hear and accept the opinions or advises of others then why can’t we simply accept our flaws and love them?

How to embrace your flaws

Here are the following ways which will help you to love yourself and embrace yourself more:

1) KNOW YOUR FLAWS.

The first step in admitting your flaws is to know about them. One should be aware of those things in which they are not confident. After the acknowledgment of the flaws one should proudly admit them, however, things will take time, we will also take time in acknowledging and accepting our flaws but once they are accepted, a person can notice the change in their lives themselves.

How to embrace your flaws

2) TELL YOUR STORIES THROUGH YOUR FLAWS.

The second step is to create and to tell stories of your lives through your flaws. In short ‘LET YOUR FLAWS SPEAK”. These flaws will help you to make things more creative and more beautiful. In this way, the process of communication of flaws will go on and will make a change in the world.

How to embrace your flaws

3) FIND GOOD ROLE MODELS.

Whatever your flaws or weaknesses are, there are some people out there who have overcome them their flaws and have accepted them. So find your role models follow them and study about them. It will surely help you all to overcome your weakness, and all your weaknesses will be converted into strengths. I understand it’s hard to find inspiration in someone when you yourself are suffering, but learn how to see things in a different way.

How to embrace your flaws

4)LOVE YOURSELF FOR WHO YOU ARE.

The most important step in the acceptance of flaws is to love your body the way it is. We all should thank god for giving us this beautiful life. Just look outside and see those people who are handicapped and learn from them the way they have accepted themselves and their flaws. So all of you out there, accept your flaws and be happy because life is too short to not be happy. Don’t place your happiness in people who are temporary in your life, learn how to create your own happiness.

How to embrace your flaws

5) FIND HAPPINESS IN YOUR FLAWS.

In order to accept our flaws, we need to find happiness in it. Acceptance will surely take time, but once we have accepted ourselves and started loving ourselves for what we are then I can assure you that nobody on this planet will be able to take away our happiness or our strengths. Do not listen to other’s, because we all are perfectly unique in our own way. Give your haters a smile and move on!

How to embrace your flaws

6) LISTEN TO YOUR HEART.

The next important thing is to give importance to our heart. Try to understand what your heart is saying and follow it passionately. Let you define your flaws. Do not let your flaws define you. Be proud of yourself and start loving yourself because till the time you won’t love yourself, nobody else will.

In the end, I would like to say BE YOURSELF, BE PROUD and BE FLAWLESS.

Embrace Your Flaws

“Flaws are just projected fears…
I used to create fear by comparing myself to others,
my younger past, and my not-yet-manifested greatness.
I have learned that if we feel internally imprisoned,
no amount of money or outside praise will ever make us feel free.
So shatter what no longer matters, get into your glory,
share your story and your true colors.
True success lives in how we perceive ourselves.”

– Renee Airya

Have you ever gone through a powerful journey that allowed you to truly embrace your flaws?

Renee Airya — a brain tumor survivor, spirited author, and award-winning international speaker — certainly has.

In this heart-warming talk by Renee at Mindvalley’s A-Fest Mexico, she shares her incredible story of personal empowerment during one the darkest moments of her life – from paralyzation to liberation.

Renee had life-threatening surgery that left her paralyzed on the right side of her face and doctors telling her that there was no way to recover.

Unsure of whether the voice was authentically hers or that of a higher power, she replied to her doctors’ concerns with complete conviction.

“I looked at my doctor and said I don’t know how this is going to happen, but I am going to smile again… I am giving myself 6 months for my face to move.”

A miracle happened. By changing her mindset, revamping her self-esteem, and trusting her intuition and beliefs, Renee was able to go through a powerful, epic healing journey.

Our Favorite Quotes From This Talk

(1)

“When you hide, you create more shame.
That means that you are telling yourself that
you are more and more unloveable.
But when you share, you do allow for the light
to shine through the shame. And I firmly believe
that we can all become perfect through our flaws.”

(2)

“The way we choose to deal with our flaws
will actually lead to a life of success, power, and health…
or self-destruction, insecurity, and shame…
Flaws are a part of human nature.”

(3)

“Could it be possible that flaws are the gateways to our sincerity?
Could it be possible that flaws are the access points
to recover your unshakeable confidence?
Could it be possible that flaws are the golden key
to discovering our uniqueness?
If you can answer ‘Yes’ to either of those questions,
how can you begin today to start expressing yourself
with more sincerity in the world?

(4)

“There is so much liberation and so much freedom
to be found in sharing your true colors with others,
your light, and your shadows.”

(5)

“You are not perfect in spite of your flaws,
but actually because of them.
You don’t need to be pretty or good looking to be beautiful.
Beauty is only skin deep, but radiance is eternal.”

Have you been on a powerful healing journey or were able to “flip” your flaws? We are incredibly moved by Renee’s talk and we’d love to hear about your own self-healing stories.

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How to embrace your flaws

How to embrace your flaws

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I’ve always believed physical flaws are like mosaic pieces. Individually, they might look a little uneven and out-of-place. But when put together, every piece makes art… sometimes a masterpiece. How do we accept our physical flaws in a society reaching for perfection?

The word ‘flaw’ in itself is misleading. It’s an imperfection claimed by society. You don’t think your nose is big until someone tells you, or your hair looks great until an advert exclaims it needs more volume. There’s no real truth: every imperfection is just an opinion a person has formed and believed. So, for every person thinking one body is too curvaceous, small or short, another believes it’s perfect.

I know scientific research suggests humans are attracted to specific symmetry, yet some studies also note we’re attracted to people who share similar features and genes. I believe most of us are conditioned to follow media ideals though; paying too much attention to adverts.

Although everyone has their own beauty ideal, countries also behold a favourable aesthetic. For instance, we stereotype the French as loving simplicity and believe Brazilians adore sun-kissed skin. As social media is global, it’s collectively put billions of us together and chosen one Instagram look for us all to follow. This is arguably damaging our self-esteem because we’re losing identity trying to represent one ideal. How can people across the world all look the same?

When you don’t love your imperfections

Insecurity creates low self-esteem and a sense of idolisation. Disliking your appearance often leads to over-admiration for others – others who we believe are ‘better’. Psychology Today discusses how feeling bad about yourself can actually be comforting; a familiarity that becomes habit. And I notice this occurs often, when we feel afraid to make change. It’s easier to tell ourselves we’re failures who can’t achieve our goals, rather than take a leap of faith.

Should Physical flaws be changeable?

Some physical flaws (like acne scars) have a cosmetic cure. Whereas others (like my large forehead) are with us for life. In theory, some flaws can and should be worked on. A spiteful tendency and quick-tempered rage for example, isn’t healthy to embrace.

I’m not against plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures as I understand we may feel a flaw affects our confidence. With that being said, flaws will always be with us. A plastic surgeon cannot produce a flawless canvas. You can take the best eyes, lips and cheekbones in the world, put them together and still find fault. Physical flaws can modify (providing you adapt them for yourself), but the term never quite leaves a human.

Take a step back

It’s easy to objectify and blow micro-issues out of proportion: that spot on your chin – is a spot on your chin. To you it’s a spot invading your entire face and making you look like a Dalmatian. Kendall Jenner has been photographed several times with spots, as have many other stars over the years. Cameron Diaz famously suffered from severe acne and still found success as a model – once labelled the highest paid Hollywood actress.

Let your physical flaws empower you

Only recently, I have begun to accept my scoliosis (curvature of the spine). Because I didn’t want people to feel sorry for me, I never expressed sadness towards the condition. I always made my spinal surgeries sound fascinating and exciting. Every year in high school, I went to hospital for more operations and post-recovery. I made it sound as though I was fighting a battle and yearly winning the war.

After my final operation, my surgeon said, “That’s it, you’re recovered”. I got on with my life not knowing what to do. My hips are uneven (visible if I didn’t angle them in photos), my back is not completely straight, and there are two permanent scars across my spine.

How to embrace your flaws

When I was pursuing modelling, no photographer captured photos showing my back. That was until one particular studio shoot. Photographing me in a bikini, I had my back to the camera as I tilted my head to the side. Although it’s not my favourite photo, the image reminds me to feel good about my scars and body. If you can find strength in your flaws and see an empowering story behind them, you can likely begin to feel better.

Go behind your history

I adore photo albums. I love trying to recognise what similar features I share with relatives. My grandma I discovered, has my face shape – one I’ve spent years wishing to change. How I dreamt of having chiselled cheekbones and a defined jaw. Only, I would then stop looking like her.

We all have interesting stories and people from our past. We’re beyond unique! And for each man and woman who married and fell in love with a person to help create your family’s generations, they potentially fell in love with the very traits you hate.

Focus on what you do love

One birthday, I was given the book Seeds for the Soul. It’s become my bedside table inspiration, whenever I feel confused about life, uncertain, sluggish or insecure. In one chapter, the book discusses feelings, noting we’re usually more troubled by how we think we should be feeling as oppose to the feelings themselves. For example, when going through a painful breakup, your sadness may turn to anger at still having feelings for your ex. The book suggests we ought to ride out our emotions and take them for what they are. And that’s the attitude I believe people should have with their looks.

To focus on your best traits, why not write down all your positive physical attributes, including traits that others have complimented you on? There’s no shame in loving your appearance; it’s not a crime show kindness to yourself. And if a loved-one or stranger on the street deserve your kind words – so do you.

What are your favourite features? How do you accept your flaws? Would you consider plastic surgery?

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How to embrace your flaws

Every human being is a unique individual, yet most of us are trying to copy others, out of our desire to conform to a pattern, believing that we are not enough just the way we are. We are searching for perfection by imitating those we consider special. We continuously compare ourselves to others, and as a result we never feel content and at peace with ourselves.

But the truth is that nobody is perfect. Everyone has flaws, and that’s not bad at all. Flaws are actually what makes us human, individual beings with unique characteristics. Imagine everyone was perfect… how ugly would this world be? It would be a sheer monotony — the most boring place to live in.

The moment you compare yourself to others, you demean yourself in your own eyes, unable to recognize the uniqueness inherent in you. When you seek perfection, desiring to become different and special, you will always end up feeling disappointed and dissatisfied — because you already deep down are the different and special being you are seeking to become. And the less you embrace your flaws and accept yourself just the way you are, the more you fuel your inner battle against yourself, causing a continuous state of anguish in your psyche.

You are enough as you are — a unique expression of the universe. Not better than others, not worse than others, but different in your own way.

How to embrace your flaws

Have you ever heard of the phrase “Nobody is perfect” which means you are human because nobody is perfect? And what if we have imperfections… we are still perfect. It is true that nobody is perfect but your art of embracing all your imperfections can be perfect. Society and our culture demand everything to be so perfect and eventually, this race starts from our born…for example, society wants a perfect bride, a perfect house, a perfect job, perfect grades, perfect hair, perfect skin tone…!

Isn’t it nauseating… because the truth is nobody is perfect! The only way to exclude yourself from this crap is to learn the art of embracing all your perfect imperfections. With this blog, let’s see what we can do to embrace our perfect imperfections.

How to Embrace all Your Perfect Imperfections:

1. Make a list of your achievements you are proud of!

The first step to love your imperfections is to make a list of achievements that you have achieved from hard work. I still remember that moment when I took part in a dance competition during my college days and everyone told me that the seniors have more talent than me… nobody is going to enjoy my dance. But, I still performed and won second prize in the competition and I am really proud of that moment! Similarly, list all the things which you are proud of. Other than this, you can also mention the good deeds wherein you helped or supported people for a great cause.

After listing all the achievements, take a moment, and be proud of yourself because you earned those from your hard work. All of this is related to self-compassion.

2. Make a list of your weakness and turn them into strength

How to embrace your flaws

After being proud of all your achievements, it is time to turn your weaknesses into strength. Take your time and list all the weaknesses you have. Now, in front of those weaknesses, challenge yourself, and focus how it can be changed into strength. For example, I had a fear of public speaking and was a kind of an introvert. But, I worked on it and now I do not have fear of public speaking. Similarly, make your list and turn them into strength.

3. It’s time to reframe thoughts

What do you do whenever you experience the flow of negative thoughts… let them flow right! But, now it’s time to stop the flow of the negative thoughts. The best way to stop thinking negatively is to reframe the negativity into some positivity. All I mean to say here is that every situation has two phases, the negative and the positive one. So why not look at the positive side always. And if you are not able to find the positivity, simply you can reframe the thought. For example, I can’t do it?I will definitely do it.

4. Be friends with your inner critic

How to embrace your flaws

When I say be friends with your inner critic, ask your inner critic to stay quiet and focus on the actual goal. In this way, you can really handle your inner critic and embrace all your imperfections perfectly like a professional player! Haha kidding! Just try the method and let me know if it is effective or not.

5. Self-acceptance: Love your flaws

So what if you are thin, fat, short-heighted, too fair, too dark, not so smart… does physical appearance really matter. I don’t think so. Therefore, if you think your imperfections come from physical appearance, you are completely wrong. The perfect imperfections come from your nature, your personality, your kindness. So, let the world not fool you. And be smart enough to make your valuable choices. Physical appearance should never matter. Self-acceptance means falling in love with your flaws.

Our blog came to an end. I believe my blog was powerful enough to make you fall in love with all your perfect imperfections.

Comment down and let me know. Thanks for reading and keep falling in love with yourself.

Love from Calm Sage!

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How to embrace your flaws

We all have things we don’t like about ourselves but do you embrace your flaws or do you obsess about fixing them? Many of us have trouble embracing things we perceive to be imperfections but have you ever thought about embracing and really owning them? As silly as it may seem, the relationship that you have with yourself can make a huge difference in the relationship you have with others. Learning to love yourself takes some time but it is possible and I’ve got 9 convincing reasons to embrace your flaws and learn to appreciate yourself more!

Table of contents:

1 You Deserve Love

One of the top reasons to embrace your flaws is because you deserve love! Many times flaws are associated with negative emotions and harboring those negative emotions can prevent us from fully accepting and loving our flaws and ourselves for who we are. To love ourselves completely we have to accept and appreciate ourselves without conditions, physical or emotional imperfections and all.

2 You Deserve to Be Comfortable with Yourself

Accepting your flaws means that you are totally comfortable with yourself which is a beautiful thing! I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of people both men and women who aren’t the best dancers or the best looking but they totally own their flaws and are comfortable with how they move and look and it shows! Of course it takes time to be that confident or maybe they’re faking it, either way, feeling completely comfortable with yourself is an awesome feeling!

3 You Can’t Control Everything

Having a gift for the obvious, I had to mention another reason to embrace your flaws is that you can’t control everything anyway. Is it really feasible for anyone to correct every single flaw that they or someone else doesn’t like about them? Of course not! I don’t care how much time or money you have, you flaws or what you perceive as flaws make you who you are. You were born with different features and traits for a reason, not so you can pick yourself apart and spend your life trying to change or cover those things up!

4 Other People Love Your “Flaws”

Another reason to accept your flaws is that I’ll bet that someone admires that characteristic about you whether you know it or not! I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have witnessed others being complimented on things that they said they hate about themselves! I’ve had it happen to myself as well and I know it happens to a lot of people. What you perceive as a flaw is something that someone loves or would pay to have!

5 Your Perception is Your Reality

As mentioned in the previous reason to embrace your flaws, have you ever thought about whether what you see as a flaw is just your perception and not the world’s? Of course your opinion matters and I’m not suggesting that you only listen to others because other people can have distorted perceptions and opinions too. What I am saying is to consider whether your imperfection is really even a flaw. Even if you have a feature that isn’t necessarily common, it doesn’t make it a blemish!

6 Different is Good

Part of accepting your flaws is realizing that being different sets you apart from others, and that is a good thing! Imagine if we all had the same nose, eyes, lips and body-how boring would that be?! One of the reasons stars like Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian are so popular and admired is because they were just as gorgeous as any other celeb if not more, but physically they were totally different from what Hollywood deemed as traditionally beautiful!

7 No One is Perfect

You’ve probably heard this logic to embrace your flaws before, no one is perfect and it’s so true! Even the people you think are so perfect really aren’t. It’s so awesome that some celebs even reveal their pictures before and after Photoshop so that we can see that even they have features that others perceive as imperfections covered up and magically erased. Having the perfect nose, zero cellulite or being taller won’t make us blissfully happy or make our lives perfect.

8 Perfect the Way You Are

Another great reason to accept your flaws is to consider who ever said you’re not perfect the way you are? Ok, so I just finished saying no one is completely perfect in every way, but I’m asking what reason do you have not to think you’re not already the cat’s pajamas? Did a family member, friend or some random person tell you that they don’t think something about you isn’t up to par? Whatever the reason, contemplate whether it’s you who sees this feature as a flaw or it’s someone else’s problem.

9 Be Unstoppable

Want more motivation to embrace your flaws? Ok, think about this, has having a flaw ever stopped anyone from achieving their goals or living the life they want? There are so many musicians, scientists, business people, models, actresses, etc. that had doors slammed in their face due to having a perceived flaw, a problem that someone else had with them and perhaps they were aware of too, but they still moved forward and achieved their goals. J.K. Rowling, Marilyn Monroe, Emily Dickinson and April Hulmes are just some of the many women who were unstoppable and you can be too!

Has this list of reasons to embrace your flaws changed your mind even a little bit? I hope you realize just how special you are and that your life is what you decide to make of it and you can choose whatever direction you want to go! You are limitless and unique, love yourself for who you are exactly as you are now!