Most mistakes are unavoidable. Learn to forgive yourself. It's not a problem to make them. It's only a problem if you don't learn from them. If you are too afraid of failure, you can't possibly do what needs to be done to be successful. The solution to this problem is making friends with failure. You want to know what the difference between master and a beginner? The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried. Behind every great piece of art is a thousand failed attempts to make it, but these attempts are simply never shown to us.
Bottom line: Just because it's not happening now, doesn't mean it never will. Sometimes things have to go very wrong before they can be right. To be the "is" is to know that within every school of thought there is a teacher, and that your purpose on this planet is to forever remain a student, because as the universe, is infinite. This is not to fear or to be frustrated about, this is the exciting part of life that it is an infinite journey, and the destination is never final.
Remember, it's always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than at the top of the one you don't want. Be productive and patient. And realize that patience is not about waiting, but the ability to keep a good attitude while working hard for what you believe in. This is your life, and it is made up entirely of your choices. May your actions speak louder than your words; may your life preach louder than your lips; and may your success be your noise at the end.
(originally posted by a member of our community)