Use perfection as a tool but never make it a goal.
Perfection can inspire or cripple you if allowed. Seeing the Mona Lisa by Da Vinci or hearing a piece by Mozart can and will motivate you to create.
But wanting only to produce works of art on their level, perfect, will undoubtedly stagnate your creativity.
Remember beauty is found within the imperfections.
*Inspired by my conversation with Isabella on 8/5/16