‘You think that you can only establish true practice after you attain enlightenment, but it is not so. True practice is established in delusion, in frustration. If you make some mistake, that is where to establish your practice. There is no other place for you to establish your practice.’ (Not Always So)
As in other realms, ideas of ‘perfection’ get in the way of being who we are, and living as who we are, wholeheartedly.