Episode 49: Impeccable

Do you have a word of the year?  

If not, here’s one to explore ~ 2023 Impeccable Me

You’re listening to the Love Tidbits Podcast, where you’ll discover a small, tasty, delightful, bite-sized tidbit of love ~ I’m your host, LeAnn Austin 

Hey y’all, welcome to Love Tidbits, episode #49: Impeccable 

Some of you may pick a word for the year, and some of you don’t. I’ve done both ways and we’ve really enjoyed doing a family word the past few years.

Our word for 2023 is impeccable. I’d only heard that word a couple of times until this past summer when I was in master coach training. Corinne Crabtree taught us about the difference between impeccability and perfectionism. After her insightful lesson, impeccable became one of my most favorite words.

Impeccable means free from fault or blame, which sounds a bit like perfectionism. However, perfectionism means displeasure with anything that is not perfect or does not meet extremely high standards. So basically, when you are impeccable, you take responsibility for your results. And when you’re operating from perfectionism, you find fault and blame and make excuses.

Corinne beautifully shared, that showing up impeccably has nothing to do with being perfect. It’s knowing how to be your impeccable self no matter what happens. It’s a state of being, not an action or a result. 

We were talking to our kids last week about what impeccable would look like in each of our lives. We have four boys and two daughters-in-law, all young adults, some in college, each have some type of job, and they all live far from home. It was interesting to discuss what being impeccable meant to each one of us. A few thoughts we shared: 

Being impeccable is taking responsibility for where we are in our lives right now. We ask ourselves what is our next best step? We figure it out. We don’t blame others and make excuses. 

As we’re impeccable, we try different things, and we don’t quit when something doesn’t work out the way we wanted.  We keep going and understand that messing things up is part of the experience. Failing is not even a thing, unless you completely stop trying.

Now, I have struggled with perfectionism in the past, and it still comes up now and then. It’s not possible to be perfect, so why do I sometimes beat myself up trying to be that way? 

Impeccable, however, is so much more intriguing and attainable. I get to make the choice. I get to figure out the solution. I get to use my mind and heart to move towards wherever I want to go, and as I mess it up, it’s not a problem. I get to tweak things and try again and again and again. 

What would impeccable look like in your world? It may be a word worth exploring. I am so excited for 2023 and how I’m becoming impeccable me. 

I’m pondering this question by Kris Carr:  “What if your purpose is to take impeccable care of yourself so that you have the energy and joy to serve others?” Hmmm, something to think about. 

Have a good one y’all, and here’s to being impeccable and to love. 

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