My biggest failure in 2013 was that while I did a lot, I wasn’t great at just being me.
This is my first blog post of 2014. I was going to write a best of… but, as I was looking through my articles, I just stopped.
I am in the kitchen. I realize that I could have been anywhere in the world. But, I’m happy with what I’ve got. I’m just staring at the screen – typing. I usually listen to music while I’m writing, but today I wanted it to be different. I thought that I’d leave the headphones off. I wanted the serenity and a quiet moment. I wanted the moment to be free from everything. I wanted a moment to clear my mind and let my thoughts take me away. I want this to be brief, but personal – and not a best of – anything.
I want 2014 to be about imperfection. I want 2014 to be the year that people understand the gift of imperfection.
I am a lot more impressed with someone who tells me about their failures, than when someone talks about how great their life is, and what a wonderful job they’re doing. Don’t get me wrong. I want people to share the path to success, and I really want the path to be quick and free. I just don’t share the same enthusiasm about success as I do with imperfection.
Most people seem to focus on sharing the stories of what works. Many times, those stories doesn’t resonate with me. I keep listening, but I get bored easily. I am no good with faces. I can hardly remember any names. Well, unless, people make a huge impact on me. The stories of success doesn’t stick.
What I want. What I really want, is for you to share your failures and what you did, that most likely, I’ve already done, or will most likely do in the near future, if you don’t tell me exactly what I shouldn’t do. When you open up, I become your friend and your ally. I’ll be with you forever. I want to know more, and I’ll remember everything about you.
It’s a lot harder to tell people that you’ve failed, than to tell them about your success. Sharing your imperfection is a gift that will leave people breathless.
I even believe in sharing imperfection when it comes to business and marketing.
Do you believe in the gift of imperfection?