Perfection vs. progression at the college level

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.

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