The reason why I might have a very low self-esteem has to be the fact that I tried all my life to go for perfection, so I never saw my strengths, I just looked for faults and issues to correct. Other people, on the other hand, who enjoy a great self-esteem, focused on elevation, thus making any strength they discovered or developed work in their favor. Ultimately, I suppose they sought happiness, while I sought perfection.
I am looking for an English word harmonious with perfection, and it should mean something like happiness, enjoyment, achievement, pleasure, etc. It is to put it in the place of elevation in the paragraph.