The Danger of Being a Perfectionist
I would rather make something effective rather than end up making nothing in the pursuit of perfection. We are not blessed with a long enough life, enough resources, or enough energy to chase the phantasm of perfection. Perfectionism is a dangerous vice precisely because it puts on virtuous clothes. When the Master returns and the others are showing their ten talents that earned ten more, or their two that earned two, the perfectionist hands back the one. “I wanted the one I earned to be perfect!” comes the excuse — when the reality is it would have been better had his one earned him a quarter of one more.