"Come on...death? Hell? I'm not that bad!"
Well, keep in mind, it's God setting the standards, not you. Who knows, maybe you aren't so bad--compared to someone else. But God isn't judging you based on someone else, he's judging you based on His standards. So basically the "at least I'm not like so-and-so" excuse just ain't gonna cut it.
There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. (James 2:10)
"So how, exactly, am I supposed to live up to God's standards?"