And that is certainly a worthy ambition, just as Jesus' command to "be perfect just as your Father in Heaven is perfect". Unfortunately no one can do this, which is why we need a Savior. If anyone could keep the commandments on his own there would have been no need of Jesus. This is why I seek mercy not justice. The law kills but the Gospel gives eternal life.
I didn't say I wasn't in need of a Savior. You are correct we need a Savior to save us. We also need His help to keep the Commandments. Would God ask the impossible? With Him all things are possible.