If you do not make mistakes you do not try hard enough.
Making mistakes does not mean you are a failure. It just means you are trying and learning.
This is what I say to my students.
It baffles me how hypocritical people can be. I expect my students to step outside their comfort zones, embrace imperfection and with the greatest of ease I give myself over to self-doubt.
“Stand up and look around!” whispers my Inner Viking. The sea breeze hits my lungs. The wind blows my worries away. Now I can see the bigger picture.