Youth Section
Grace and Truth Evangelical Ministries International


What is the difference between excellence and perfection?

People sometimes mistake excellence for perfection, there is a difference. Perfection means the state of being perfect. And perfect means complete and without faults or weakness. Excellence means doing your best at whatever you do.
You must also recognize that there is a difference between striving to be perfect and aspiring to be excellent.
Achieving perfection is an impossible task because it never makes allowances for errors or mistakes. Consequently, condemnation and discouragement often follows one's pursuit of perfection because of the unrealistic expectations that one tries to achieve. This leads to feelings of worthlessness and a sense of inadequacy.
On the other hand, with excellence comes a deep gratitude for the promise of joy when we do our best.