I have a different take. I say the quest for perfection isn’t about excellence, it’s about control. When you inspect and study and review and revise a task over and over, you feel like you’re in control of a situation. By examining every particle and speculating about every conceivable outcome, you’re not leaving anything up to chance. While this level of attention to detail is important to a brain surgeon or a rocket scientist, it’s not reasonable for most tasks.
If you struggle with perfection, ask yourself if good enough is good enough the next time you’re working on a project. Work toward excellence when a job merits the extra effort.
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