I know not about the perfection you chase after, but for the beliefs and values I live upon.
The pursuit of victory, perhaps taints the art of go with its ugliness; yet just as perfection, it is but merely a goal and a meaning, the internal conflict it forms resolvable only by ourselves.
Two sides of the coin, to learn to graciously embrace the win/loss is to overcome. Losing hurts, surely, but ample defeat is a necessity to becoming stronger.
Constant pain may turn numbing in our darkest days, but it is the pain and scars in their wake that mark and give purpose to our existence.