What is Excellence?

ExcellencePerfectionism couches itself in performance, achievement, and competition. It is the antithesis of excellence. — Aaron Ivey, The Austin Stone

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Cooking Lobsters (or, Another Study in Perfectionism)

Maine LobsterThe problem with perfectionists, albeit not the only one, is that they’re like lobsters about to be cooked. They’re not only the lobsters placed into the pot, but they’re also the chefs tossing them in and closing the lid behind them.Continue Reading

Mountains out of Mole Hills

Mountains and Mole HillsThe problem with perfectionists, albeit not the only one, is that they make mountains out of mole hills. A failure to rise to the occasion. A moment of stupidity. An error that not even an eighteen-year-old rookie writer should or would have made.

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