The perfect is not the enemy of the good,
it is the enemy of the beautiful!
Embrace the happy accident.
Eric at Life is a Mystery meditates on the lessons of tile and how chasing perfection can limit creativity. He approaches it from his field of library science, but it applies to all of us. Reading it reminded me of another way the quest for perfection limits us – a phrase I picked up in staff meetings at my internship congregation – “perfect is the enemy of done.”