The point of engagement isn’t to be mistake free and perfect. There is no such thing as being perfect as long as we’re alive and learning.
To learn, we experiment. And, as long as we experiment by trying and testing new things, mistakes are inevitable.
Instead, a consequence of engagement is that we spot our mistakes quicker – often right after we make them. That means we get the opportunity to craft a creative, constructive and corrective response. And, once we do that and understand what triggered it, we can aim to keep the benefits of that experiment and move on to different experiments and different mistakes.
Besides, it isn’t mistakes we should fear. It is the absence of a creative, constructive and corrective response that is the real problem.
An engaged life is a wonderfully human life. It is what being alive is all about.
And, making mistakes is an important part of being alive and human.