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Have No Fear Of Perfection – You’ll Never Reach It

By May 30, 2015Lifestyle, Mindset

image of salvador dali with quote have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach itI’ve had a love of Art since I was at school. I loved Art class and I could lose myself for hours drawing, sculpting or painting. I loved the creation; I loved seeing what came from my mind replicated in physical form right in front of me.

I also loved the theory behind it all and of course the famous artists and styles that had been created throughout history. One artist who captured my imagination and has somehow always featured in my life along the years with his various works and inspiration was Salvador Dali.

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The Persistence of Memory

Salvador Dali was a Spanish artist and Surrealist icon. Born May 11, 1904 – Dali was perhaps best known for his 1931 painting The Persistence of Memory.

Dali lost his mother at age 16 and this had a profound effect on him.  He could not bear to think of his mother being forgotten which inspired him to lead a rather unforgettable life of his own which lasted up until his passing in January 1989.

A somewhat eccentric character, Salvador’s at times radical yet insightful statements were often quoted. One of these in particular struck a chord with me.

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it

What does this statement mean to you?

For me this is Oh So Liberating!

If you are entirely honest, how many times have you been held back by the thought you will not be good enough?

What even is good enough?

Is there a perfect way to do anything? Is anyone truly perfect?

No! There is no perfect. There is only you. There is only you and you are the best you there is!

You get to do whatever it is you want to do in your own (not so) perfect way.

You are human, you err. You try, you fail and you succeed. You live YOUR life. You take risks. You have ups and downs.

You WILL be loved anyway. The reality is that perhaps some won’t love you, but who cares?!

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.

Not in this lifetime, not in anyone else’s lifetime.

You have permission to be you, just as you are. You are not meant to be perfect so have no fear of whether or not you will achieve it. Go out and do what you want to do and do it exactly as you want to do it.

One thing you will discover about me is that I embrace my imperfections. I’ve thrown myself out there for all to see so that I can abandon my fear.  You can even check me out in My 90 Day Video Challenge because I want you to see that I’m not perfect so that I can inspire you to be bold, brave and creative too.

Have fun because you enjoy something without fear of other people judging how well you do it.

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.

Live, love and leave your own unique legacy of imperfection to inspire others who have the pleasure of witnessing you, just the way you were designed to be.

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Author Toni Everard

Internationally accredited Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Master Coach and Hypnotist, Toni Everard is passionate about helping you breakthrough whatever has been holding you back so you can be your own best coach, achieve your goals and live your dream life.

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