“It is the pursuit, it’s not perfection; it is the pursuit of perfection is what makes a man great.” – John Wayne Walding
I have a few channels on YouTube that I follow and the NRA is one of them. No surprise there, I am sure. This spring they published the I Am Forever series following Reagan as she prepares to become a competition shooter. The series recently ended and in the final episode, John Wayne Walding, made this statement. It resonated with me! It hit home. The reason is because there is no such thing as perfection in this life. Granted, there are moments or times when something is done very well. Perfection is a goal that no mortal can ever reach. The pursuit is what refines and defines us; our character is forged in the pursuit of our goal. Whether it is to become a better golfer, basketball player, or teacher. To be a better Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, or Taoist; one must pursue perfection in their faith and that practice of their religion. At the least, we humans should be working to become the best human we can become. If you aren’t sure what that means, I can only tell you what it means to me.
His comment is at the 12:06 mark.