We are not perfect beings, and we will never be. Perfection is an impossibility, but excellence is something we can strive towards. What is the main difference between the two? Perfection is the fear of not being good enough. Excellence is an understanding that we can work towards being better. Perfection is the belief that there is a destination; excellence is an ongoing journey.
The journey towards a better version of ourselves is challenging but rewarding. It is also habit-forming. Once you set your mind to make the improvements in a specific area of your life, you tend to improve other areas.
We are complex creatures, so where do we start? The key is to start small. Identify something that you know you should be doing, and then do it. This helps to create the habit and the mindset. Small accomplishments build confidence and momentum. Once that becomes a routine, then move on to something else. These habits have a compounding effect, and before you know it, you are in a better position than you were before you started.