I’ve said it before and I will again: perfectionism is the enemy of a life well lived. In my experience, perfectionism is a foe.
Perfection is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow…
#Perfection breeds #Intolerance.
By leaving no room at all for any variation, any straying or any quirk, it sets the standard so high that it is often a deterrent for many people to even attempt anything, therefore killing their chances to live a vast array of rich experiences.
Even if we were to reach a state of Perfection or feel that we have discovered a form of it, its nature will be sterile… there is no way to go from there, except the fear to lose it.
#Excellence on another hand is a beautiful thing because first of all it is a doable goal, and it is real.
Unlike Perfection, which is a cold concept, an idealization, a volatile standard, Excellence is something we develop, and practice, and enjoy while we develop it.Excellence is predictable, it comes with persistence and repetition, without the dread of failure.
In a nutshell, when I go for Excellence it motivates me, it makes me take action, it stimulates me because I know that if I stick with practice, I will become better and better, and eventually excellent at what I do. It’s a given.
Excellence is more companionable.
So in a world that seems to become more and more radical, and divided, I’d rather aim for Excellence, rather than Perfection.
To your growth and happiness, always