It’s always a distant reminder of what we’re not. We can strive to reach it. Yet, when we arrive where we swore it was, it’s suddenly moved farther on. Perfection is not something we can ever attain, because we are our own harshest critics.
There is a benefit to using perfection as a guidepost, because we can make improvements in those areas that we push forward.
It can also be a setback when we’re focused on the perfection, rather than on incremental improvements – always comparing ourselves to what we’ll never be.
As the old maxim says, “It’s the journey that matters, not the destination.”