We should always strive for excellence, but going for perfection may hinder real progress. (quoted by Craig Groeschel, leadership speaker)
Others have put it this way, “Perfection is the roadblock to progress.” While exactness may be essential in rocket science or brain surgery, in most other areas of endeavor, the goal of perfectionism will likely cause delays and redundant efforts in achieving a desired end. We should always strive for excellence, but striving for perfection may hinder real progress.
The Apostle Paul: “I don’t mean to say that I have already . . . reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.” (Philippians 3:12)