I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.

On your journey to building a profitable practice, you must be comfortable with, as my coach says, “Taking imperfect action.” There’s more pressure than ever before to get things right in every part of your life to be perfect. Gadgets, apps, and advice on how to be your very best all the time surround us. But that’s such an illusion. No one can be perfect. It just isn’t humanly possible. It’s great to set the bar high, to go after challenges, and stretch yourself, but you can’t expect to win at everything all the time. Sit back for a minute and consider the benefits of embracing imperfection.

Here are 5 big benefits of embracing imperfection.

1.  You’ll be happier. Perfectionists carry a lot of emotional baggage from trying to look as though their entire world is 110% wonderful all the time. They’re at a higher risk of depression and anxiety, and they’re hardly ever content with what they have. Perfection, imperfection, stress, benefits, goals

2. You won’t fear failure so much. Embracing imperfection means failure shrinks back down to being just another aspect of life. Perfectionists tend to take failure personally. It becomes a catastrophe and something that defines their sense of self. By accepting the fact that to make mistakes is to be human means you see failure as an opportunity to learn, make the necessary changes, and move on.

3. Embracing imperfection makes you a nicer person. If you’re comfortable with imperfection, you won’t be so quick to criticize and judge others. And that will make you much nicer, a better friend, a better colleague, and a better family member. You’ll be less likely to blow your fuse at trivial things. You’ll cut people more slack, and relationships will be much calmer and more rewarding.

4. Your self-esteem will grow. People who accept their flaws and quirks are less likely to be hard on themselves when they make a mistake. Perfectionists are usually their own hardest critics. Their self-esteem is fragile and easily crushed. Acknowledgment of your humanity means you’re less likely to feel guilty or ashamed when you make a mistake or don’t reach your goals as soon as you might have liked.

5. You will inspire others. Imperfection is the keynote of a human being. It’s how we learn and progress in what connects us. That’s okay! Gracefully accepting the ebbs and flows of life will make you someone people look up to and admire. Your kids will see that you value them more than the vase they broke. It’s more important to spend time with them instead of asking if they’ve done their chores.

I am Dr. Hassan, Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own independent practice so that they can achieve financial independence and live without limits. Please go to businessofrehab.com/guide to pick up the free guide to help you determine the best business entity for your new practice.


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