Why is it that we can focus, wholeheartedly, on our flaws?
We can build them up so big that they are all we see. We can concentrate on them so often that they weave themselves into the narrative of how we see ourselves. We can shine a spotlight on them so brightly that they overpower everything else in our field of vision.
Why is it that we look at our flaws as things that make us unworthy of what we want in life?
Somewhere along the way it’s like we decided that only those who are unflawed are worth of happiness. These “perfect” people, who don’t actually exist, are the ones that deserve lives in which they receive everything that they want.
We sideline ourselves off the bat. We see one tiny problem and can extrapolate an entire story about why we don’t deserve what we want. We can even convince ourselves that the story is true.
But it isn’t. There is no rule book that says only the perfect deserve happiness. There is no rule book that says you can’t have it too.
Having flaws does not make us less worthy of anything. We are still worthy of love. We are still worthy of happiness. We are still worthy of success, of passion, of living whatever life pulls at our heartstrings.
We are always worthy. Flaws do not take that away. If anything, flaws add dimension to our lives, add character to the picture of who we are, add edges to our puzzle pieces.
We are all flawed, but still worthy.