This week’s prompt for
In Other Words
“Striving for excellence motivates you,
striving for perfection demoralizes you.”
I can’t say I strive for excellence or that it motivates me. I just want to be good. Not goody-two-shoes-good, but positive and poised, honorable and honest, courteous and compassionate, friendly and faithful, genuine and good. I’m fine with being average and though I do think excellence is something we can achieve if we work hard and accept help along the way it’s just not a part of my life agenda.
I certainly don’t strive for perfection so I am not demoralized by it. I am trying to be the best me I can be and as hard as I try I am far from perfect. However, I believe the older I get the closer I get to being perfect. I believe perfection is what we can aspire to but cannot realize in this life for when perfection is realized it is done.
Excellence is the goal. Perfection is the prize.