I keep hearing about this Law of Feedback which states: “there is no failure, there is only feedback.”
By this way of thinking, mistakes are not terrible. They’re not personal. Mistakes just provide you with neutral, nonjudgmental information. By this way of thinking, all your mistake means is: There is a better way to do that. You can try again, and get a better outcome.
This is a great perspective on failure and mistakes. It’s great knowledge to have. But….
For a person who has a part of themselves that rules with an iron fist over mistakes, that knowledge is not enough. That part is very strong and frequently reminding the person of all of the things that could go terribly wrong and ruin their lives. This fearful part makes it hard for a person to just jump up and begin doing something new regardless is if mistakes are just feedback.