Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Difference Between Perfectionism and Excellence, and the peril of merely aiming for Good Enough

Rather than explain the title statement, and explain the mindset I share, I’ll give you three quotes.

“Perfectionism is pretty simple: It’s the fear of making a mistake. And if we can’t make mistakes, we won’t take risks, we won’t get better and our career will be over.” – Jimmy Carrane

“Excellence is about doing your best to live up to a higher standard in your work. You realize you will never be perfect, but the goal with every effort is to get a little closer than you were before.” – George Lewis

“The first time he knew what he lacked was
When he looked for a pretty good job.
It was then, when he sought a position,
He discovered that life can be tough.
And he soon had a sneaking suspicion
Pretty good might not be good enough.” – Charles Osgood