When you need a brain surgeon, you only want a perfectionist which is why if you’ve ever noticed anyone who needs a doctor usually describes him/her as “the best”.
But perfection in everything can be toxic. It causes us to turn into task masters that are not easy to work with and often makes winning cooperation more difficult.
This doesn’t mean accepting less than the best.
When two sports teams oppose each other, they are not worried about perfection, they are obsessed with winning the game.
Life is similar – it’s about winning not becoming a person so obsessed with perfection that they cannot see that they are already ahead.
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