Inspiration and truth can be found in the most unusual places. I am an avid racquetball player, and I was surfing some racquetball web sites the other day. On one of them, I came across a "Tip of the Day" from racquetball coach Jim Winterton. His tip for January 15th was very profound:
"Perfection-it is a blessing and a curse. If your goal is to be perfect, you will always fail. If your goal is to strive to be perfect, you may succeed! The difference between those two things is forgiveness of an error and keeping your mind in the present, not the past!" -Jim Winterton
This is very good advice for racquetball players. And it is also one of the best explanations I have ever heard about how we should strive for perfection.