Perfectionism looks like a motivator yet so often it’s a beta blocker to beginning and when we fail we beat ourselves up.
We stop noticing and enjoying the moment to moment stuff in pursuit of the endgame.
I like the ‘practice makes progress’ idea.
If every day we work towards being better than yesterday we will keep growing and achieving our goals.
My favourite story is when a reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied, "I didn't fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps." "Great success is built on failure, frustration, even catastrophy."