I’m feeling validated.
Speaking to this year’s BYU students, Elder Cecil O. Samuelson said that perfectionism impedes progress and that worthiness and perfection are not the same thing.
What a timely–and reassuring–reminder! We can be good without being perfect and growth is a process.
As we embark on a new school year, whether a student or not, it’s a good time to remember that while we’re all striving for an “A,” in God’s grading system effort counts; doing your best is more important than being the best; and the Savior has more than enough extra credit points to make up for our own deficiencies.