No one achieves excellence without a desire to get better, without a tendency to explore potential areas of improvement. Yet, when it becomes insatiable, the desire for more is often at odds with happiness. How can you enjoy what you’re doing if all you’re thinking about is how much better you can do or the people who have already eclipsed you?
This quote mirrors the detriments of being a perfectionist, particularly that last sentence. Something I’ve personally struggled with a lot in life.
If there was ever one piece of advice I could give the new upstarts, including my past self, it would be to take so much pride in every little milestone you reach. No one becomes a millionaire overnight, and without putting in a ton of effort.
Stop comparing everything you do to someone who’s already done it and their success. You’ve got your whole life to make it, find your own voice.