We al have problems. Yes, we are all a littoe broken, chipped or cracked. Some of us mpre than others.
Some of choose to fill those “imperfections” with all sorts of remedies whether professionally or unprofessionally prescribed.
The issue here is that we need to just stop complaining about those imperfections that we have and actually start using them to our advantage. I will give you a very practical example from the age old game of golf. The first golf balls were smooth and no doubt shiny round obkects of pure scientific and visual perfection.
As we all know, shiny does not last long. Everything that starts shiny does not stay shiny. From new cars to diamond rings to the first golf balls, they all do not stay as shiny as they started or as we intend them to.
For most things, this is not a good process. For the first golf ball engineers and players, this was a ground breaking discovery. What happened was, as the ball got scuffed and dented, it actually went FURTHER! Yes, further. Wow! The players went back to the engineers and this led to what the golf balf looks like today, with dimples. The “imperfections” make the ball go further.
So back to your chips, dents and cracks. I say, celebrate them because they are what makes you who you are. The people around don’t have a clue why you do what you do because they don’t see those beautiful imperfections as a good sign and able to make go further.
Personally, my imperfections have enabled me to publish 2 books. I can categorically say that publishing a book was not even on my radar but due to my beautiful imperfections, I am a published author.
So often people will be judged on a shiny exterior but the question that need to be asked is, what is underneath that shiny surface? What beautiful imperfections are waiting to be brought out into the light and celebrated?