No matter how hard we try, we will make mistakes.
Little good comes from attempting to prevent mistakes. All we end up with is fear and inaction.
Instead, the way forward is to know that we will make mistakes and be prepared to respond in a manner that is constructive, corrective, and, where possible, creative.
This focus on action and thoughtful responses helps us internalize the lessons we take away from these mistakes. Those lessons, in turn, help us avoid making the same mistakes in the future and often help us do better preventing bigger mistakes.
And, that is as good an outcome as any we can hope for.