Do you think that perfection is honorable? It isn’t. Perfection is a dream that no one can attain. Even the most respected people must deal with the idea of not being perfect simply because others think of them as being that way. If you have a problem with always seeking perfection and never attaining it, you might want to remember that we weren’t designed to be perfect. There was only one human that was perfect and, of course, that was Jesus.
I have heard people talk about being perfectionists and at times, they berate themselves because they aren’t. They feel that nothing that they do is ever good enough. They can’t move on with a simple project because it has to be perfect. They can’t write a paper or paint a wall or coordinate a table setting because every little detail must be perfect. I understand what they mean, but I also understand that if I live life that way, I probably won’t get a lot of things done. If I were to wait for whatever I am trying to do to be perfect, I would be frustrated and deflated!
In fact perfection can be hard on a person. It is debilitating! It is stifling! and it can be harmful to one’s self esteem. Talk about a sure way to hurt your self-confidence. You don’t have to because you can choose not to be a perfectionist. You know, sometimes those things that hang us up are our own self-imposed pressures.
Listen, if you want to be successful, learn to accept that doing your best is good enough. Just make sure it is your best. When you have prepared yourself, worked hard and done all that you can to achieve whatever it is that you want to achieve, let the chips fall where they may. Stop worrying, stop stressing, stop second-guessing. Look yourself in the mirror and say, my best was all I had and I gave all of me. Then walk away confident that if it doesn’t work out, it will be okay because you will be right back trying again tomorrow.
No you don’t have to seek perfection, you just need to be persistent.
Jesus Christ was the only perfect person.