I wish someone had told me – It’s ok to not be perfect.

“I wish someone had told me” is a series of posts that feed into our inquisitive nature at CN&CO. Each week we hear from someone in our network about something interesting or surprising that’s recently happened or occurred to them – or lessons they learnt. These blogs are a way to pay it forward and form part of CN&CO’s belief that the world can be a better place – and we all have a responsibility to make it so. This week’s post is by Kurt Solomon

I wish someone had told me that no matter how much I plan and prepare, things will not always go according to plan. And that’s okay. In fact, it’s more than okay – it’s essential for personal growth and for discovering new opportunities.

In the beginning of 2023, it’s natural to have goals and aspirations for what we want to accomplish. We make plans, set resolutions, and try our best to stick to them. But life has a way of throwing curveballs, and sometimes those plans get derailed.

At first, it can be frustrating and disheartening. We might feel like we’ve failed or that we’re not good enough. But the truth is, it’s all part of the journey. When things don’t go as planned, it’s an opportunity to reassess and adapt. Maybe the goal we set wasn’t the right one for us, or maybe it’s just not the right time. Either way, it’s a chance to learn and grow.

So instead of beating ourselves up when things don’t go according to plan, let’s try to embrace the unexpected. Who knows what opportunities and experiences might come our way as a result?

I wish someone had told me that it’s okay to let go of the idea of perfection and to embrace the beauty in the imperfect. It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that everything has to be perfect – that our lives, our careers, our relationships, everything has to be exactly as we envision it. But the truth is, life is messy and unpredictable, and that’s what makes it so beautiful.

So let’s embrace the mess and the imperfections. Let’s be kind to ourselves and others, and remember that we are all human and we all make mistakes. Let’s focus on the things that matter most and let go of the rest.

Happy week to you all!

Kurt, our favourite Leb, has a zest for life and a heart of gold. He’s also a really good marketer, willing to do almost anything for his clients, even if it involves wearing a tutu!