Acknowledge the effort you put in, instead of the goal you achieve. Goal is simply a limit you set, but it is during the journey you grow the most.
We are a social species, and for a social species to thrive, every one is given a purpose. It's not implied that one can't strive toward perfection; one can strive toward perfection while holding on to that one strength that sets them apart. Everyone is unique, that's why, the definition of perfection will differ. Stop …
Who you would admire more: a perfect person doing a perfect thing, or an imperfect person striving to do a perfect thing?
We are made imperfect because the universe has faith in us that we are more than capable of perfecting ourselves.
Excellence is when one doesn't stop trying to excel, no matter how good or bad they are at what they do.
You are not born perfect. Nor you die perfect. You chisel your way through life trying to become better.
Progress is more important than perfection.