Chapter Six

Strive for Excellence, Not Perfection

Strive for excellence, not perfection.

 

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

People often emphasize on perfection without realizing that perfection is impossible except in scientific laboratory experiments and mathematical applications. Most of the time, emphasizing on perfection rather than excellence acts as an obstacle to progress. Hence, we will discuss the cons of perfection and the pros of excellence in this chapter, as it will enable individuals and institutions to strive for excellence and effectiveness.

What is Excellence?

Colin Powell said, ‘If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is … a prevailing attitude.’ Excellence is about ...

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