"Well if I don't attempt it then you can say I failed."
The thought process of a perfectionist can be so crippling. Due to the fear of failure we can get so stuck in our muck.
"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try."
Don't allow that fear to keep you stuck in your past or present. God has a better future in store for you. But you gotta take that first step in humility. Remember perfectionists, it's not about being perfect, but about steady progress with lots of trips along the way.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. -1Peter 5:6”
“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”