Bashyam Narayanan


Aim At Perfection, Be Satisfied With Excellence - Poem by Bashyam Narayanan

Aim at perfection
But be satisfied with excellence

As absolute perfection is
Unattainable
We say in science
Absolute zero is unattainable

Perfection means zero defects
In the product or outcome
And it means zero deviation
In the process and systems employed

While excellence in performance is
Being ahead of most of others
With regard to process and
Quality of the product
And this is achievable

It is well known and established that
Imperfection and randomness
Are the essence of survival
And the nature has all its biodiversity
Because of imperfection and
Deviation from the norms

Insistence on perfection
May lead to failures
And likely win you more foes than friends

You may even leave a scar in the hearts of
Your own people and friends
If you zero in on perfection only

The fact remains
There is no perfected art
There is no perfected process
There is no perfected write
All await your touch
And improvement therefrom

You do not compromise either
As you will be struggling to
Excel all others

Target at the best
Arrive at the best possible


Comments about Aim At Perfection, Be Satisfied With Excellence by Bashyam Narayanan

  • (9/3/2009 4:27:00 AM)


    How wise and true this is it is best to aim for spiritual progress than spiritual perfection.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 24, 2009



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