Instead, I believe in always trying harder, and giving up. I've learned not to shoot for being perfect because perfect is trying to put a limit on something entirely limitless. I'm not terrified of failing because I don't believe in failure being the worst. There is no depth you can go where there isn't a glimmer of hope or a small sight of something good.
I'm learning, instead of trying to reach perfect, to always reach higher than I think I can go. I have learned to try things, not afraid of failure, because I know I have a choice to give up or to keep going. Failure doesn't scare me because I have discovered that there is a bit of good in everything. More and more, I've learned to see failure as a positive. Because you can't reach any higher without learning to climb from the step below you.