Excellence vs Perfection


A colleague from a high performing health care organization shared the below with me.  I thought you might appreciate it as well…

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi


Excellence vs Perfection

Perfection is needing to be right

Excellence is willing to be wrong

Perfection is fear

Excellence is risk

Perfection is control

Excellence is trust

Perfection is judgment

Excellence is giving

Perfection is doubt

Excellence is confidence

Perfection is pressure

Excellence is flowing

Perfection is a destination

Excellence is a journey

 (Author is anonymous)

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Executive Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. At GVMH we care for our families, friends and neighbors. We're committed to providing the safest, friendliest and most compassionate care to all we serve.
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