Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well.
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude
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.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
Strive for excellence, not perfection.
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. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.
Strive for perfection in everything you do.
Don't waste your time striving for perfection; instead, strive for excellence - doing your best.
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.
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.