Philippians 3:13 “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,”
Paul did not consider himself perfect BUT believed that Christ was indeed perfecting him. Paul realized that looking backwards upon his imperfections would not move him forward so he pushed himself toward his purpose. Yes, Paul is saying, today, pursue progress and not perfection!