Is Perfect Possible? I guess those who think so would say so. I don't think it is. Perfect is an idea, a goal. Getting close is what we strive for. The journey to get close is the reward. But it's like the speed of light. The closer you get, the harder it gets, ad infinitum.
However, the pursuit of perfection can either lead us to glorious highs in artistic excellence, or it can drag us down to dungeons of pickiness and self-doubting. So the idea, its allures and gifts as well as its poisons and deceits should be addressed in order to strive toward it without hurting yourself.
Darin Wilson, a Twitter friend (@dariwilson) posted about those very ups and down, adding some good practical advice, in Perils of Perfectionism, a thoughtful and insightful article, which he playfully (or perhaps not) notes is "not quite right" yet.