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Perfectionism is a 20-ton shield that we lug around thinking that it will protect us when, in fact, it’s the thing preventing us from being seen and taking flight

Brene Brown

So what is it that is deeply folded into the crevices of your heart?

The ones that are trying to grow wings, but you keep stifling them down?

Too afraid to let the feathers of your dreams catch even the faintest of lift?

One of the biggest suppressors of dreams, of liberation, or truth, of boundaries, of vulnerability, of creativity, of expression, of faith, of relationships, of success, of recovery — is perfectionism.

Without some risk, some vulnerability, some courage, some backlash, some judgment, some…imperfection…we risk living boldly in our truth.

Maybe that’s you. You don’t invite people over, because instant coffee isn’t good enough. Maybe you don’t say what you want to online, because you’re scared of speaking your truth. Maybe you haven’t placed that boundary in a relationship, because it’s too scary to rock the boat.

I get it. I do.
I’m was a flaming perfectionist.

But, I came to the point in my life where staying perfect was outweighed by the growth of my wings. Where the truth of what I wanted to say, who I was, the whispers of my soul kept getting louder and louder.

I was willing to make a mistake(s) if it meant that I was living in my truth, authenticity, and courage.

Mish xo

About Mish Pope

Mish is certified Life Coach and successful entrepreneur who has found her calling serving women looking to reduce burnout and increase their sense of joy, radiance, and adventure in their lives. She is passionate about empowering women to compassionately explore and work through areas of critical self-talk, perfectionism and burnout. She is also deeply committed to unearthing true freedom for herself and for women who are caught in the elusive trap of ‘hustling’ through life and business. As a recovering perfectionist, Mish creates space online, in-person and through writing to empower women to start their own journey of discovering their own sense of self, courage, radiance and flow in their lives.

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