This story isn't as original as I am aware other variations of this saying may exist. I was inspired primarily by my own failure in achieving perfection (the face I used in the picture is actually something I made). To most people, this face looks rather impressive. To me however, it is a failure as I did not make this completely on my own and failed to make it completely realistic(The teacher had helped me sculpt the nostrils). I couldn't smooth the lips to my liking, leaving small cracks or indents in the lips. The tongue, was also not supposed to have been so exaggerated but I put it on to alleviate myself from having to perfectly smooth out the lips, dubbing my work finished as a cartoony mini project when in reality, was far from what I had intended. The moral of the story is, there will always be a better or a more refined product. Allowing others to mask your work isn't a bad thing but to make yourself settle for a imperfect form is. No matter how perfect something is, we will find a way to make it even more perfect, beyond the needs of our own want. The best way to master a skill therefore, is to keep practicing it perfectly and strive to do it better the next time, eventually reaching a point that can affiliate your skill with mastery and then beyond.