Brene Brown is celebrating the launch of her new book - The Gifts of Imperfection - with a perfect protest. I've followed Brene for a bit now. Her first book - I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power - continues to inspire me. Her DVD - The Hustle for Worthiness - made me love her even more (why? because she speaks well - and good speakers rock). So, Brene, thank you -
I know that many people who work with me would say that I'm a perfectionist. I think they'd be surprised to know that I have never had perfection in mind. Quite the opposite, really. I've always felt (in work, and just life) that I'm not living up...that I'm not enough. I don't reach for perfect, but I'm always grasping at better. I can always make a case for how I could have, should have, would have. And you know what? It's exhausting. So. If only for this week, if only for today...I rest my case.
Happy (grey's) Thursday.