What I've been chewing on lately...

March 11, 2011
The New (Im)perfection.

I have a nice chin. Really, it’s not too shabby, as chins go. You’ll have to take my word for it because you can’t see it in this video.

This is my first video blog (or vlog). The topic: perfection. Or imperfection. Or how imperfection is perfection.

I’m a perfectionist by nature, born that way I think. I’m on a lifelong journey to use that for good and not destruction – as it so easily can be.

I see this in my coaching clients. Nearly every one of them. Waiting to start their dream project until the time is PERFECT. Waiting to feel good about themselves until they more PERFECT. Working and reworking their book proposal until it’s PERFECT (whenever that is).

Perfect is just a synonym for stagnant, for inauthentic, for pause….Perfect is a mirage.

So I’m redefining perfect.

I took a good look at the people I admire. The places I love. Even my favorite restaurant. Favorite books. I looked at the things that have squeezed my heart and lit me up.

None are perfect.

All are vibrant.

So there you have it:

the new perfect = vibrant + imperfect. alive + human.

So my video, the one where my chin is cut-off, the one I procrastinated recording for weeks waiting until….the light was right, my thoughts were clear, my hair was washed…

…it’s not perfect – far from it – and sure, I could have re-recorded it, but the message is alive….and it doesn’t need to be more than that.

The New (Im)perfection from Rachel W Cole on Vimeo.

Stay tuned for more imperfection.

Hi, I'm Rachel

I am a life coach and fierce advocate for women feeding their truest hungers. I'm also a curator of inspiration and this is where I share the wisdom I've gained, words that trigger deep reflection, and resources to help you live your most well-fed life. Feast onward.

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