Perfection Versus Excellence
Perfection and excellence are sometimes thought of as being close to each other on the quality spectrum. The truth is that excellence and perfection are nowhere near each other. Perfection will not accept failure. Excellence responds appropriately to failure. Perfection cannot celebrate an imperfect victory. Excellence enjoys the process. Perfection only focuses on the result. Too often we say we value excellence but our disappointment says that we mean the other thing.