What is perfection? First, let’s listen to golf-legend Tiger Woods and his take on the issue.
I understand people have their own opinions on Tiger and the way he has conducted himself as a person, but it is undeniable that he is in all likelihood the most “perfect” golfer of all time. It is powerful how he acknowledges there is a difference between being elite and being perfect. He shares a message that we all can relate to, which is instead of seeking perfection, seek excellence.
This mentality shift makes being the best at what you do more realistic because excellence is achievable by nature, whereas perfection is not. And having a realistic end goal makes the efforts more justified in the moment.
So, get over being perfect. Know that you’ll make mistakes, but take them as lessons that point you toward excellence.