My first several posts were exploring the concept of impossible, and I said a lot of times that the possibilities are endless. In one of the recent posts, I said that perfection is impossible. Surprisingly, these two facts don't contradict each other but conversely they reinforce each other. To understand why, let's look at the quote below:
Nothing is impossible, you just have to put work into your goals.
Nothing is impossible, but why perfection is impossible? Perfection is an abstract concept — something that is perfect is completely free from faults. Since possibilities are endless, you can try to improve something forever, and you still won't reach the perfection. It's like infinitely trying to check infinite amount of checkboxes. ∞
It's a vicious circle. Infinity trying to catch infinity...
But when you have a goal, and this goal is not simply “perfection” — it becomes possible. What you can put into words is possible. Perfection can't be described in words — we don't have enough of them. It would be a perfect state if we had enough words to describe perfection. So we can't reach perfection because it can't be described.
It's all about goals. If you have a goal — it is possible, it just takes a lot of consistent and dedicated work. That's how the impossible becomes possible. That's why I said that you have to redefine perfection in order to achieve it.