Perfection is doing something according to a preconceived notion of what the right thing to do is.
Excellence is exploring what the right thing is in the context of the experience.
Perfection is always just out of reach.
Excellence is immediately accessible by making a choice.
Perfection always has rules about what you need to have before something can be done.
Excellence is working with what you have and finding a way that works.
Perfection is rigid and static.
Excellence is flexible and adaptable.
Perfection says there is only one correct way to do something.
Excellence says there are infinite ways to do something correctly.
Perfection is doing something by applying the correct amount of effort.
Excellence is doing something with everything that you have.
Perfection is constrictive.
Excellence is expansive.
Perfection is conditional.
Excellence is a free gift.
Perfection creates tension.
Excellence creates freedom.
Which do you choose?
About the Author
I, Michael Hoffman, am a licensed psychotherapist, teacher, and author with 25 years experience in counseling and teaching experiential workshops. I have maintained this blog since 2009, and my second book Natural Way of Being will published in 2019.
I offer in-person and video-conferencing counseling, intensive workshops, and online courses to allow participants to directly experience their natural way of being and the life they would have for themselves.