It is because you are determined, not flawless, that you attain perfection. When I have made the choice to improve the self and to reach my highest potential, I am almost immediately confronted with my own imperfections. The habit of perfectionism can make me self critical or disheartened. At these times I can remind myself that I am not perfect, but that I am determined to become the best ‘me’ possible. This determination will carry me over the inevitable bumps that come from seeing my current imperfections. Today let me maintain determination.