We live in a world where increasingly how you are perceived comes from the other side of a computer screen.
So often there is huge effort on social media to come across as epic, as awesome, as the greatest item on a newsfeed since…well….ever.
What we don’t often discuss is that being vulnerable and letting your guard down are totally under appreciated and almost discouraged in our society.
I am here to tell you that it is okay to suck, it is okay to be bad at something and to admit it – no I don’t mean being evil just terrible.
In fact, if we don’t admit to ourselves that we are terrible at a task then we have no baseline from where to start to improve.
There are many of us with a false sense of enlightenment and entitlement but I am not writing this to hate.
I am here to share how although at times I am guilty of this lack of self-reflection on reality which borders on shallowness, there is a better way.
So what is the answer?
Figure out what you are bad at and let it be known.
I am impatient, my time management isn’t great, I am not the best planner in the world; not easy to admit.
That being said, similar to an addict, admitting your faults is the first step to rolling up your sleeves and working on being better.
The best part of all is that there is really a low bar once you admit you are bad — a great place to start and improve quickly.
Once you let it be known then you are taking that first step towards being a little more reflective, a little more vulnerable, and a lot more human, the world will appreciate your realness.
We are not perfect and to put pressure on ourselves to come across as such on social media is a great injustice upon our personalities.
Be real, be yourself, find opportunity, get better, repeat.
I’ll be striving to do the same.