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I'm Not Perfect

Who is? Communication has been a part of my life since high school where I always found human interaction to be quite interesting. It wasn’t until my time in college where I was able to explore communication in the academic sense and take nearly every class UF had to offer on the subject. I’ve never been the type to hide my personality or even my interests so people always knew that I liked studying communication.

Unfortunately, it was also used against me. In arguments with friends, family, or significant others, it nearly always got thrown back in my face. ‘You’re supposed to be Mr. Communication!’ That was always one of my favorites. I’m not perfect though and neither are you. Much of communication is a learned skill that we develop over time. Just because I teach it doesn’t mean I have mastered it in my personal life. I strive daily to work on holding my tongue and framing comments a certain way. I work on talking to my kids better and their own speaking style and manners. Just because you like something or are good at something doesn’t mean you have to be perfect at it.

The question should be- where is the effort? Are you striving to improve that area? Are you resting on your laurels? OK with where you are? The word intentional comes to mind. Being intentional with your actions to improve or simply build on what you are good at. So if someone calls you out or recognizes you for a certain area it’s ok to be glad you have a niche in something but realize expectations may be high in that area. Perfection shouldn’t be a goal but consistent and intentional time devoted to that area goes a long way.