If you try to stand up perfectly straight in a windstorm, you'll topple over.
Trying to maintain perfection, it turns out, makes you vulnerable. And not in the good way.
Standing with your legs slightly apart to drop your center of gravity makes you more resistant to the forces of the world acting on you.
It's a true paradox: By avoiding the trap of perfect, you can more effectively shift your posture to adapt to changing conditions.
Perfectionism comes from a place of fear. But when we give ourselves permission to let go – to drop our center of gravity – we can live from a place of strength, instead.