"Having excellence as a goal doesn't mean that we always achieve it. It can be difficult to achieve excellence in all major areas of your life simultaneously. Most of us have a few areas of life where we try especially hard to do our best. As a consequence, other areas receive less attention"
Average is Actually "Normal"
Humans can't be excellent every day. Everybody is just average some days.
There are days when we're under the weather, we're distracted by troubling events, or circumstances just conspire to make the day tougher.
It is not necessary that our work -- even our important work -- always be excellent. Often, just showing up is 99% of what we need to do.
And, to be honest, some days we are even worse than average. It's unavoidable. It's the law of averages -- double meaning intended.
But if you're like most people, and you're faced with a whole lot of things to do, some of them perhaps stressful or challenging, then let me be the first to wish you a very happy, average week.
Perfectionism can be paralyzing and is certainly stressful!