I know how essential it is to make mistakes.
But equally, I know that my fear of failure holds me back. It prevents me from getting in the game, giving it a go and making enough mistakes to learn. I suspect if we are not making enough mistakes we are not daring enough, not pushing to search for something better.
But at the same time, we need to stop making the old mistakes again and again. Recently I realised how rarely I stop and reflect on what has happened before, considering what didn’t work previously before starting something new.
It’s scary to try something new that might fail, but it’s better to face our fear than retry something that already failed.
It’s time we all learn to embrace making the mistakes we need to succeed.