“Excellence is not a stop on the path to perfection.”

I don’t remember the name of the man that said this, but I can’t take credit for it. It’s a reminder I need often, so I thought I’d share it here.

Perfection seems so tempting a goal… but it’s unattainable. Sometimes I don’t cut myself enough slack. Whatever you do, you can do it with excellence. And doing things with excellence isn’t just a rung on the ladder to perfection – it’s the ultimate goal. If perfection is the goal, and excellence just a stop along the way, you’ll never live up. Strive for excellence. Be content with the results, and the fact that you gave your best. Always.


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