Don’t be mistaken 

Maybe that thing you’re doing is a mistake, yeah? 

Well, we can’t know for sure, can we? The only thing we can do is to do this as best as we can, and know for sure whether it works or not, and then we take the lessons from it either way that it comes – either from success, or from failure.

“If what you are doing is not what you are supposed to do,” the endlessly wise TD Jakes has taught me. “The thing you are doing (well) will lead to the thing you are supposed to be doing.”

In your life, you will make mistakes. It will do you well to make your peace with that, and spend your energies learning the lessons that lie waiting, inside everything that looks like a mistake. 

Because it is true: it is not a mistake if you learnt a valuable lesson from it.