One way to live this life is to “figure out what works” and do it over and over until we die. One problem with that perspective is that “what works” keeps changing as the world around us changes.
Another way to live is to be present to what is really here now and dance with it, discern what step to take this time, and take it. Then, evaluate: How did that work? What did I learn? What changes will I make next time?
On each path there are “mistakes”. Path number one includes mistakes you want to hide. Path number two has mistakes that serve as stepping stones.
What mistakes will you make today?