Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.
There's no such thing as Perfection. But, in striving for perfection, we can achieve excellence.
Don't waste your time striving for perfection; instead, strive for excellence - doing your best.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
Striving for perfection is the greatest stopper there is. You'll be afraid you can't achieve it. It's your excuse to yourself for not doing anything. Instead, strive for excellence, doing your best.
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well.
Strive for excellence, not perfection.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Perfection, fortunately, is not the only alternative to mediocrity. A more sensible alternative is excellence. Striving for excellence is stimulating and rewarding; striving for perfection--in practically anything--is both neurotic and futile.
Perfection is impossibility but striving for perfection is not. Do the best you can. That is what counts.
This toxic striving for perfection is a female thing. How many men obsess about being perfect? For men, generally, good enough is good enough.
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough - that we should try again.
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.
Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude
Mozart, striving for perfection, wrote the same symphony forty-one times. In his case, it worked. He wrote a perfect symphony.
To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
There is no such thing as the perfect picture. That's the challenge of photography. I was always striving for perfection, even though I knew I could never achieve it. But it kept me reaching for something.
Strive for perfection in everything you do.
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