Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Strive for Excellence Not Perfection

Strive for Excellence Not Perfection



Motivational Power Quote


Strive for Excellence Not Perfection


"Nothing would be done at all

if a man waited until he

could do it so well

that no one could find

fault with it."

Cardinal Newman


As I see it. . . . . . . .

Strive for excellence not perfection  

Striving for excellence is the art of continued and never ending improvement. Make a personal commitment to become the best at what you do with excellence.    

A person with excellence is not afraid of making a mistake; because we all do. Having excellence is coming back from a setback with the passion to succeed.  

Having a fear of taking action until everything is perfect with no chance of failure is a recipe for disaster.   

Doing the best we can, from where we are, with what we have and to make it work with passion is the stepping stone to create person excellence.   

®2009, Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant Executive Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author



Comment balloon 16 commentsLou Ludwig • November 23 2009 09:30PM


Lou, this is such wise advice, especially for those of us who try to be such perfectionists.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (Redfin) over 10 years ago

This is such an important idea - at least for me. I used to consider myself a perfectionist, but as I continue to grow, I realize that can be an excuse for procrastinatioin. I don' need to be so hard on myself either if things don't turn out the way I think they should. Hav a great day, Lou!

Posted by Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker ( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley ) over 10 years ago

If I expect perfection from myself, I might as well give it up now!  I know myself all too well I know perfection is not possible.  Instead, I just strive to do the best I can. 

Posted by Irene Tron over 10 years ago

So many additional quotes come to mind along the same line/same thought.  Be your best.  Be better than yesterday....

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 5 months ago

Another great Lou post. Excellence should be the goal. 

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) 5 months ago


Posted by flOjdcTw 5 months ago

I love it when I come across one ofLou's old posts. Rest In Peace my friend! Your wisdom is greatly missed!

Posted by Tom Bailey (Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc.) 5 months ago

There is still so much wisdom in this blog from our lake friend Lou.

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