BluesAintNothingBookCoverThe more you accept yourself the better you feel. It isn’t as easy as it sounds, but just trying to get used to your flaws and frailties relieves the tension. You don’t need the false modesty of declaring that “Nobody’s perfect” and “Everybody makes mistakes.” An honest look at yourself will provide modesty enough.

When you give up your perfectionistic ideals, you actually increase your self-acceptance and restore your self-esteem. By reducing your own demands of who you should be, you can live more comfortably with who and what you are. Paradoxically, it is this acceptance of what is that increases your chances of becom-ing all you possibly can. Simply scaling down your image to life-size eases tensions, spares you from blaming yourself, and adds to the pleasure you can have from everyday life.

Just scaling down our arrogance makes us feel better about ourselves.