Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. ~Benjamin Franklin
I’m not so sure why avoiding mistakes has become so important. Making mistakes is seen as the opposite of being successful. However, when I am being honest with myself, I learn much more from mistakes than when things go as planned.
I’ve also found that many times, when I’ve avoided doing something it is because I am afraid I will fail. There have been many times when I’ve had an idea that I didn’t pursue only to see someone else take a similar idea and turn it into significant success.
So, don’t be afraid. Make mistakes, fail fast, learn lots. Then pick yourself up and try again. It’s likely the fastest way to succeed.