In order to seek perfection, you must be willing to crave it. You need to devour and feast upon it. It needs to be with you at all times. The numbers don’t lie. Without this need to be perfect, there is no incentive to whatever it is you’re doing in life.
I for one, do not want to ever develop a craving for cigarettes or any kind of addicting substance. It’s a terrible life to live, to continually have to seek a satisfaction that will only exist for a short time until the next craving hits. It’s like pressing a red button over and over again and hoping for a different result, getting a short rush. Until you get out of that perennial trap that has a hold of you, it will be a cruel life to live. Donuts (doughnuts) are delicious but I don’t develop a craving for them every time I see them.
Of course, always trying to be perfect will drive you crazy. You won’t be able to live a proper life. Always being afraid you’ll hit a cone on your way through the tricky road course of challenges is self defeating. Sometimes you just have to try things out and see what happens. If you fail, well there’s always tomorrow I suppose.