A person on tik tok criticizes me for saying cacao instead of cocoa, adding that if I can’t speak English correctly, I might as well not speak English.
The perfectionism of this kind of criticism hides a great deal of anxiety and a lack of self-esteem.
I quote Marie Forleo whom I adore: “Aim for progress, not perfection”.
Why is this so important? Because perfection can spoil all areas of our life. It can prevent us from speaking a foreign language, from putting on shorts, from daring to ask for a promotion …
I teach French to foreigners by advising them all the time to speak before their French is fluent, quite simply because it is the only way to improve.
Also, when you are not perfect but you publish your creations anyway my friend my sister, you are implicitly giving permission to all other women not to be perfect either. And that is liberating.
Finally, waiting for perfection would mean waiting a lifetime.
Not being perfect is what makes us human my friend my sister.