Paradox of Perfection

The quality of your own life as a parent or a leader is an ethical requirement. This is a notion about the perfection of your life — not a perfectionist’s idea of flawless — but rather as the perfectly flawed human embraces perfection in all of life’s imperfections. We are perfect because we are imperfect.

The quality of your own life as a parent or a leader is an ethical requirement.  This is a notion about the perfection of your life — not a perfectionist’s idea of flawless — but rather as the perfectly flawed human embraces perfection in all of life’s imperfections.  We are perfect because we are imperfect.

It’s not hypocritical

A doctor can be an excellent healer even if he is overweight or smokes.  A lawyer can be successful representing you even if she has a few legal problems herself.  The point to remember is that you may be perfectly suited to helping your children even while you’re learning to help yourself.  So relax, and begin to lead with your imperfect life.  Often it takes learning to do something for others, namely our children, before we have the courage and skill to apply our great advice to our own lives.  Mastery for the sake of others is a great starting point that can lead you to a greatly improved quality of life.

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Author: Lorraine Esposito

Lorraine Esposito Lorraine@Peacemaker-Coach.com 914-410-7502 Lorraine Esposito is a certified professional life coach, mentor coach, owner of The Center for Coaching Mastery at Westchester Community College in New York, and nationally recognized author of The Peacemaker Parent, Solving Problems for Today, Teaching Independence for a Lifetime, Lorraine is the featured life coach for a popular New York radio station, WFAS 103.9 FM and is in collaboration with and featured blogger for the National Football League and USA Football adding a ‘coach approach’ to coaching youth sports. Lorraine’s client base includes CEO’s in the entertainment industry, White House and Capitol Hill public affairs staff, entrepreneurs, global TED speakers, award winning writers, new coaches just starting out, successful business women between 40 and 55 looking for more out of life, and parents needing a little help making good on their parenting promises. Lorraine’s career matches the diversity in her coaching practices. Starting out in the rural mid-west, Lorraine has owned four small businesses; the first, an automobile repair center, started at age 16. Her corporate experience is mainly in negotiating multimillion dollar contracts as the buyer of domestic in-flight food and beverages for Trans World Airlines and then as a procurement manager for the New York City Transit Authority. Lorraine’s strength has always been creatively finding solutions to even the most complicated goal. In addition, Lorraine’s 30 years as a professional fitness coach continues to add depth to all her endeavors. She has been featured in various print, broadcast, and on-line media and is a public speaker regarding personal leadership to community and school-based audiences. Lorraine lives in New York with her husband and two teenage sons.