Why aiming for perfection maybe a bad thing

I found this really great post at Cultivating Greatness on how perfection can slow you down. I must admit that I am a perfectionist and I agree with so much that was said in this post. When you want to do everything perfect you often never attempt something at all! Or that has been the case for me. Take creative writing, for instance. I used to write without worry, but the more I learned about the craft and the competition to get published, I pretty much decided that I might as well not bother. That negative thinking, along with my need for perfection, has just about put an end to my muse. What about you? Are you a perfectionist? If so, be sure to read that great post I linked to. It helped to inspire me. In fact, I am writing a poem today!