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PERFECTLY IMPERFECT AND DAZZLING

What does your perfect career look like? What about your perfect partner, a perfect friend, and a perfect life? Would it be a life without troubles, worries, and struggles? A happy ending that is great to share on social media?

I think about this when I have conversation with friends and we start a list of “I wish” statements over a grim look.. “I wish my career was better”, “I wish I had more financial flexibility”, “I wish I met the love of my life and that I was with that person”, “I wish I had all these stressful situations sorted out”. And the list goes on. You’ve been there too.

But think again. In theory, this ‘perfect’ situation seems nice but would you really prefer to live a life that was so frictionless? Is that perfect life really that perfect? Home cooked meals may not be the same as what you have at the Michelin starred restaurants but many are infinitely deep and rich that no fine dining can beat. The friends that we went through hard times together may share deeper sorrow but are enriched with deeper joy.
Most importantly, we, as humans, are perfectly imperfect beings. We strive to be good, optimistic, and thoughtful -but don’t always succeed. We strive for efficiency – but also go back to laziness. We know that good sleep and exercise are good – but not all of us take those very seriously.

Our life is a bit messy and unpredictable. That means there is a lot of known unknowns and unknown unknowns. And that is perhaps one of the most beautiful blessings in life. Because there is something valuable in every moment.

So maybe we should stress less about finding that perfect solution, perfect partner and being that perfect person.

Sometimes we like to sleep in, sometimes we are late, sometimes the internet fails us.

So what if we rather focus on what is so beautiful and dazzling about each of these perfectly-imperfect moments?

With love,

Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox

About the Author

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Monica H. Kang

Monica H. Kang, Founder, and CEO of InnovatorsBox® and Author of Rethink Creativity is transforming today’s workforce through the power of creativity. She helps companies rethink culture, leadership, and team development by making creativity practical and relatable regardless of industry or job title. She has worked with clients worldwide including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, government, and nonprofits. Monica’s work has been recognized by The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert. She holds an M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.

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