ESPN.com wrote up a great feature on Geno Auriemma (University of Connecticut women’s head basketball coach) about chasing excellence:
“Monday we start the whole process over again; Monday, we start the chase – I call it the chase,” Auriemma said. “Somebody sent me … a pretty good Lombardi quote recently. It said…
‘Perfection is unattainable, but if you chase perfection you’ll catch excellence.’
“So the chase starts, and some people just get tired of the chase. Some don’t even start the chase. Some start it, realize they can’t catch it and they just stop. What I’ve been trying to teach my players all along is that’s the fun part – knowing that you can’t get to that and you’re going as hard as you can to get there anyway.”
Here’s the full article.