I was thinking about this today, and I hope it will encourage you:
The people who have helped me the most in my personal life, and who have loved me and encouraged me the most, were not perfect.
The colleagues in my business who have inspired me, uplifted me, and rooted for me, were not perfect.
The mentors in my life who taught me, prepared me, built me up, and connected meaningfully with me were not perfect.
NONE of the people who made an impact in my life were perfect, yet their influence was extremely meaningful for me and to me.
I would really love to encourage you today with these words:
OK, so you are not perfect, neither am I, and neither is every person who is a change agent, a leader, a friend, a mentor, parent, business person, or a life-changing force who makes a difference in the lives of others.
PLEASE don’t wait until you figure it all out to begin. You never will (figure it all out, or begin– if that is your mindset). Don’t put off using your gifts. Just take the step. Or take more, bigger steps.
There are so many people who would LOVE an imperfect other–who actually cares–to step into their lives. That may very well be you.