I refuse to be driven by the need to be, or do something, perfect. It is completely counterproductive and senseless and destructive. Trying to attain it can depress the hell out of you. I can do much better and feel better just getting things done.
Perfection is not only the enemy of the 'good', it's the enemy of the 'good enough'. Yes, that's right.
Working with someone who is good enough is a pleasure. They make good use of their time, and yours. They are not self absorbed with some illusive quest for perfection. Their understanding of the relationship between their 'skill' and their 'output' ensures that a project doesn't get bogged down or go way over schedule,
And, you know what ? The enemy of good is also your enemy too. It deceives you into thinking your best is not good enough.
"So many of us believe in perfection, which ruins everything else, because perfection is not only the enemy of the good; it's also the enemy of the realistic, the possible, and the fun." -Rebecca Solnit