Perfection vs. Excellence

Too many people I meet strive for perfection. I wonder what kind of mentality you must possess to strive for perfection in your work and life endeavours.

Here’s some food for thought: rather than strive for perfection in what you do, strive for excellence. This is one of my core philosophies, and I tend to invoke the mantra in almost everything I do. Anything worth doing is worth doing well. The “well” in this case is with excellence.

Here’s some food for thought, if you’re still undecided. Once you reach perfection, what does that entail? It means you can’t better yourself next time. You’ve reached your pinnacle (if that is even possible). But if you strive for excellence in everything you do, you’ll learn and adapt to how can you improve. For what is life, if we don’t learn from our mistakes?

And this is another great way to put it:

Life is full of ups and downs. Let’s stop looking for perfection, and start to explore options.


What about you? What is one of your core philosophies? Do you seek excellence or perfection?

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