Episode 146: Embracing a Life of Imperfection and Acceptance

Does this sound like you? 

Your to-do list is a mile long—yet, logically, there’s no way you could complete it; you drive yourself so hard, pushing, hustling, head down working toward a goal—and beat yourself up when you don’t reach it. 

You might even sacrifice sleep and your own well-being in pursuit of this goal. 

If so, then your Monger might be running the show and holding you to an impossible superhuman standard. 

Your Monger convinces you that you have to do these things. There is no choice. You push yourself day in and day out in pursuit of a goal or fantasy version of what your life is “supposed to be”—because if you don’t attain the life your Monger is pushing you towards, then you just don’t have what it takes to be happy

If you gave yourself permission to pause and reflect on how your Monger holds you to these impossible standards, you might ask yourself: who set the goal I’m hustling so hard for? And if it is actually my goal, is that goal still serving me or even something I want to be pursuing? 

When we have spent our whole lives with the belief that we can be superhuman if we only hustle harder, how do we embrace a life of imperfection and acceptance?

In this week’s episode, I’m talking about how to deal with our Monger who is constantly pushing us towards the impossible and ways to embrace our humanness. 

And, if you missed last week’s episode, we kicked off this month’s conversation with Tara McMullin who shared her experiences with Being More Human in her business. Go check it out. 

Listen to the full episode to hear:

  • How our Monger and our BFF keeps us in such rigid thinking that we miss the possibilities that being human brings
  • 3 ways being human is more helpful than the quest to be superhuman
  • Why self-loyalty is the ultimate act of being human


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