Excellence is better than perfection because perfection is static while excellence is evolving. Mistakes are required to reach higher and higher levels of excellence. Excellence stretches and has contingencies and flexibility to take advantage of less than perfect situations and transform circumstances to make the outcome better than anyone could have imagined.
Perfection is fragile, while excellence is prepared for just about anything and bounces back stronger to overcome that which it was not prepared for. Something new always comes along to throw a monkey wrench in perfection. When that happens, perfection gets flustered, frazzled, and completely broken because it neglected to expect the unexpected.
Excellence welcomes tests and challenges as opportunities to expand knowledge and wisdom. Excellence understands that truth changes with our consciousness and perception. Reality is rearranging and cannot be stopped from constantly changing. Perfection cannot handle that kind of stress. If it is all not done and if it is all not complete, than it is not perfect. It is never done and it is never complete, so the illusion of perfection can never last.
Excellence presents itself as willing to learn. Perfection boasts itself as knowing it all. Perfection says it has seen it all before, while excellence takes initiative to open undiscovered doors. Excellence gets down in the dirt to plant seeds for future development. Perfection does not tolerate getting soiled.
Chaos is a fact of life. Excellence takes that into account and perfection does not. Perfection is oblivious to everything except itself and leaves itself dangerously vulnerable to the unknown because it thinks it is invincible, yet can fall to pieces at any moment of time. Falling to pieces is an experience excellence has visited many times and knows how to put the pieces back together in new creative ways and is entertained by the process of becoming more than it was before.
Excellence makes fluid sacrifices for growth. Perfection has attachments and is in a stagnant state of not letting go until inevitable disaster happens. Life is a vibration of flowing cycles. Excellence rides the surf. Perfection does not even like getting a little wet, yet gets totally crushed by the waves. It is not for us to stay the way we are. Fixations never last. You move and have your being in emanations of fluctuation, disintegration, and manifestation. All becomes a part of you because your destiny is to grow.
Excellence seeks out mysteries to know. Perfection only looks at what it already knows. Excellence knows that it does not know. It welcomes the new and is renewed, again and again. Improvement is always possible and plausible. Excellence is not the epitome, so it always contemplates the question… “How can I do better?” Every once in a while it may even ask, “How can I be sure not to screw up next time?”
Excellence is not beyond considering and even seeking out guidance from multiple and diverse sources as helpful ideas can come from anywhere.
On the other hand, perfection never admits its mistakes, is quick to blame and judge others, is always right and never wrong and there is no sense ever arguing with it or even expressing a suggestion. Really, when it gets down to it, well… “Who Needs Perfection Anyway?”