Imperfection is the key to Balance

Written by elenebanks

Perfection in my business is the enemy of my progress in faith and family.”  

Last Thursday,  I got obsessed with finding the “perfect font” for a graphic in my biz. My children wanted to go on our regular 2-mile bike ride. “Of course, we can go,” after I find this font. Well…long story short..we didn’t go because it took me 30 minutes to find the font I was looking for…we ended up not going due to the next scheduled thing. My kids were super disappointed. They love those rides. We bond. We get in nature. We are a team when we go on family bike rides.

I could have settled on a stupid font that ultimately didn’t matter in the long run..and spent quality bonding time with my kids. I sacrificed perfection in my business for quality bonding time with my kids. 

A lightbulb went off this last week (ie, conviction from the HS).

He change this—- “Perfection is the enemy of progress. ”  

To this ——“Perfection in my business is the enemy of my progress in faith and family.”  

Knowing that if I am to balance my faith, family, and biz, I must let go of perfectionism. I would rather be lacking in my business than in my walk with the Lord and pursuit of motherhood. If I strive for perfectionism in my biz- it takes away from my family bit by bit. Trying to find the perfect music for that REEL or going over an email 20x before we push send, takes precious time from our family and children. A misspelled word in an email is better than a missed much needed shoulder to shoulder with my son. 

Accepting that our work will not be perfect all the time gives us back precious time, no matter how small that may be. 

Does that make sense? Ultimately, it’s not about avoiding mistakes altogether in business. Instead, it’s about not sacrificing what truly matters – my role as a mother and my walk with the Lord.

Prayer today: 

Lord help me recognize that to balance motherhood and business, I must embrace imperfection. I would rather have an imperfect business than one that diverts my attention from my family. A misstep in business is minor. What matters is my successes as a mother/wife and my walk with you. 

xoxo, Elene

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