Excellence or Perfection?
By: Rick Boxx
September 18, 2012
Walter Isaacson’s biography on Steve Jobs highlights that Steve was the ultimate perfectionist. Steve Jobs was famous for ripping into his engineers and designers for issues only he saw as flaws. He was driven for perfection, rather than excellence.
His concern seemed more about the product than the people and/or his reputation. Excellence, however, is usually about others; pleasing the customer and/or God with a great product or service. Perfection usually feels like bondage, while excellence is more freeing.
Ephesians 6:7 teaches, “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.”
In your work, consider who you’re working for. Serve God wholeheartedly with excellence, not yourself with perfection.
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