Interesting huh? A woman was saying this on a show - doesn't it remind you of the gym and the coaches?! lol Ya, i don't think she was a gymnast lol.
I think the gymnast motto is strive for excellence and perfection, although sometimes the excellence gets overshadowed by the strive for perfection, don't you think? Excellence encompasses perfection too...it's a nice way of thinking about your goals. To not feel pushed back or held back by going for the perfection. Like some coaches want to keep you an extra year at the same level to compete for them and win, help their team score too (that's kind of uncaring too, huh?), instead of competing at the next new level that you are ready for but have to push to win. It's fun to push for it! :D The good coaches are just as motivated as you are and are ready for the more work and the push to win. It's exciting!