quote by Misty Copeland

I had no idea what I was walking into, and the years and years of hard work it would take. I felt like an outsider and like it was never going to happen. But even if I would have known, I think I still would have done it. Dancers are perfectionists, and that's what keeps us going and growing.

— Misty Copeland

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Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.

I am by nature a perfectionist, and I seem to have trouble allowing anything to go through in a half-perfect condition. So if I made any mistake it was in working too hard and in doing too much of it with my own hands.

My teacher once told me – ”No one is perfect……..that is why pencils have erasers.”

I'm a perfectionist, so I always feel there's room for improvement.

I'm a different person off the court than I am on the court, where I'm very competitive, a perfectionist, and I can be hard on myself sometimes. Off the court, nothing really bothers me. I'm easy-going.

I think every chef, not just in America, but across the world, has a double-edged sword - two jackets, one that's driven, a self-confessed perfectionist, thoroughbred, hate incompetence and switch off the stove, take off the jacket and become a family man.

It sounds funny, but my biggest fear is that I'm not perfect.

I'm a perfectionist, and I get upset when things go wrong or when I don't do well. I used to be very uptight, but I've learned to loosen up.

I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well.

More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve, not only to please the coach and the fans, but also to feel satisfied with myself. It is my conviction that here are no limits to learning, and that it can never stop, no matter what our age.

I think my dad, when he works with my older son, puts the same kind ofpressure on him that he put on me - that perfectionist pressure. And that can work in two ways: It can make you a perfectionist yourself, or it can eventually break you in the long run.

Anything worth doing is worth doing well.

Perfection is not just about control, it is also about letting go.

When it comes to my art work I would say that I am a perfectionist, although my sketchbook, and my process, is a mess.

I'm a perfectionist. I'm pretty much insatiable. I feel there's so many things I can improve on.

I am definitely a perfectionist, and I do like things a certain way.

But as I have got older, I would say that I am a little bit less of a control freak.

When you write, produce, engineer and mix everything yourself, it tends to take a long time to do anything. And when you're a perfectionist little monster, it makes it even harder. But it's a blast and I wouldn't trade the opportunity for all the ice cream sandwiches in the universe.

I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive.

I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.

Perfectionists are their own devils.

I don't believe in perfection. I don't think it exists.

I do not believe that I am a perfectionist one bit.

I truly believe that perfection is something that no one can achieve.

I'm a perfectionist, and I always think that I can do better what I have done, even if it's good.

I always feel like I'm rehearsing. I'm a workaholic. But youve got to let go and trust and enjoy! I'm a real perfectionist. Its probably my biggest disadvantage. But as long as I can go out there, trust in the work and just have fun, thats what matters.

I'm not a perfectionist, but I like discipline.

I'm obedient, but I'm not a perfectionist. I think it's important to work your hardest and be as kind as possible to everyone you work with. The goal, every day, is keeping focused on that.

The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become toward the defects of other people.

But what's so great about being a perfectionist?.

.. You do all this work, and then the stuff you've made just pisses you off.

Im a perfectionist and, when it comes to people I want to work with, I have changed my mind, like, millions of times.

I don't suppose that hard work, discipline, and a perfectionist attitude toward my work did me any harm. They are a big part of my makeup today, as any of my co-workers will tell you. And when life seemed unbearable, I learned to live in my imagination, and to step inside other people's skins- indispensable abilities for an actress.

Women are called difficult and tough when (1) we negotiate the best deal, (2) we are perfectionists in doing our job, (3) we are willing to work harder and longer than men are willing to, and (4) when we question anything - anything - that someone else is doing, particularly if that someone is a man.

Don't be a perfectionist... leave that to the classical musicians.

The real world doesn't reward perfectionists. It rewards people who get things done.

Workaholics don't actually accomplish more than nonworkaholics.

They may claim to be perfectionists, but that just mean they're wasting time fixating on inconsequential details instead of moving on to the next task.

When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target.

Let the perfectionist play postal.

I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection.

I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn 4 affection

It's a bit of a headache being a perfectionist. You're never satisfied.

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