I know it is super uncomfortable to make mistakes. If you are like me, just thinking of making a mistake gives you a rash. Not only because you might be a perfectionist, you hate fixing things or you feel like you disappointed yourself but more so because you feel like you disappointed the ones around you/the ones you answer to. That's the worst part of this whole thing for me, the fact that I might have made someone mad or have hurt someone. I am naturally a "people pleasing person" so I can't bare a thought of ... well ... not pleasing people.
But making mistakes is normal. Yeah guys, normal. I totally understand the fear of it, I do, I really do. But that doesn't mean the fear of failing should consume you up and spit you out as some terrified little creature who's just too self-conscious to step out of his comfort zone and try new things, explore his talents. Life is too short for that!
So IT IS OK TO MAKE MISTAKES. And if you are a human being, YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE MISTAKES. A lot of them. And you are probably even going to make the same mistake multiple times (yeah, we all have been down that road! Don't even try to deny it ;)). But guess what? It is OK. It is acceptable, it is even slightly desirable. Why? Because "making mistakes" is not something permanent, something that cannot be fixed. YOU LEARN THROUGH YOUR MISTAKES. Someone wise once said: "Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, just be afraid of not learning from them." So let it sink in. Mainly only through your trials and struggles, you are able to grow.
The key is in your attitude. I'm sorry to tell ya but if you're going to walk around and be like: "Yeah I am a human so who cares, right? I can make as many mistakes as I want. Don't judge me!", you aren't probably ever going to get this "fail-learn" thing. Because your goal isn't to learn but to ... yeah I'd say ... make mistakes (since you don't really care if you make them). But if your goal is to learn and grow, you will most likely learn and grow.
I don't think trials come to your life to just drive you mad, to make your life miserable. I believe God has an intention behind every single failure or mistake you make. He wants to sharpen your character, make you more like Jesus, sanctify you. And what's better than striving for becoming more like Jesus?
No matter what your life throws at you, God has your back. So dive in, enjoy the ride and learn from your mistakes!