“They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you that practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.” – Wilt Chamberlain, All-star basketball player

A member of one of my former writers critique groups kept perfecting the same book for years. We all thought it was great, but it was never good enough for her to stop revising it and move on to publication.

I confess that my perfectionistic tendency sometimes causes me to spend more time on my blog posts than business experts would recommend.

But this week, I can’t aim for the perfect blog. I’m working full tilt on a sermon I was asked to give on short notice. I couldn’t just use a talk I have “in the can,” because the sermon must relate to a theme of “Change.” I saw it as a great opportunity to discuss something I’m very interested in at present.

So no perfectionism in this blog post, but I hope you all will like it just the same.

I’ll leave you with some questions to reflect on:

Does perfectionism sometimes prevent or delay you from completing something you started? Or do you find perfection an inspiring ideal to aim for? Do you experience both of these on different occasions? How do you find a balance between perfection and practicality?