Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:
Regard Mistakes as Teachers, Not Judges
You can also use your will power to employ the second rule of mental conduct: Learn from your mistakes.
So often, when we do something that we believe is a mistake, we become fatalistic and give up our efforts. Instead of focusing on a new direction right away, we tend to sit around in gloom and doom criticizing ourselves. In this instance, we’re using mistakes as excuses not to face up to fears and weaknesses.