Looking at my Outlook calendar this morning, I was shocked to realize we are already halfway into 2013. For some companies, June marks the end of the fiscal year; it is a time to reevaluate budgets, report on the past year, and set goals for the future. This is a practice that we as individuals should also adopt. Only through self-reflection are we able to move away from stagnancy and become better people. With that said, I have decided on a personal mantra for the rest of the calendar year:
“I will hold myself to a standard of grace, not perfection.”
Grace (/grās/) means simple elegance or refinement of movement, or doing honor or credit to someone or something by one’s presence. Grace exudes favor, charm, elegance, and mercy. Grace means being more lenient on myself and more understanding of my imperfections. Grace acknowledges that doing all I can and giving the best I have is simply enough. Grace is thanking, forgiving, saving. Grace shall be the standard.