mlau wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:52 pm
On my end, I guess it's that I'm a perfectionist?
Get that idea of perfection out of your head right now!!!!! Out! Out! Out!
There is no perfection only excellence. Repeat that to yourself till it sticks in your brain like a mantra.
There is an old saying in yacht building that goes like this: 50% of the money gets you 90% of the boat. Therefore 90% of perfection is achievable, that last 10% requires you to double your effort in every metric.
Excellence can be described and observed. Perfection is a static state in a kinetic universe. It is also primarily a state of the observer's response, so, even if you ever achieve an observation of perfection, it is fleeting.
Strive for excellence. Even a beat up old guitar can retain excellence while any perfection that it once may have had has passed. At every state of your guitar making journey you can achieve excellence.