Despite what you may believe, you can disappoint people and still be good enough. You can make mistakes and still be capable and talented. You can let people down and still be worthwhile and deserving of love. Everyone has disappointed someone they care about. Everyone messes up, lets people down, and makes mistakes. Not because we’re inadequate or fundamentally inept, but because we’re imperfect and fundamentally human. Expecting anything different is setting yourself up for failure.
Perfection does not exist; not in a partner, not in a single place, not in a career, not in this life. The consolation is that authentic beauty resides in the imperfect, and our happiness depends upon our ability to appreciate life as it actually presents itself.