If our given life is to be of any assistance to others we will need to stop trying to make ourselves perfect and understand the only perfection that one will ever experience is the perfection of love.
The point to our life isn’t to perfect ourselves, its to perfect our love. It is only through love that true perfection can be known, but it isn’t our perfection, it is love’s. So much time and energy is put towards trying to perfect ourselves. We go to the gym, eat healthy, attend church, volunteer at shelters and what not, meditate, do yoga and so on, but is it being done for the perfection of our self or to perfect our ability to love? There’s nothing wrong in any of the things mentioned above, but what matters is why they are being done. If it is to perfect ourself something will always be needed to be done because our perfection will never be, if not for any other reason than we are human. But if its our yearning to perfect our love, then it puts us in direct alignment with ourselves, and the Universe. This allows our energy to be directed towards its intended purpose to love, it will be at this time that perfection will be forth coming in our life and thus it will be propelled into the lives of others.