What is a mistake? Mistakes are steps forward. They, more often than not, lead to breakthroughs, to innovations.
It is our responsibility, therefore, to not avoid mistakes, but to embrace them. Because the man who can confidently own his mistakes is far ahead of him who shies away from the challenge.
Even if you're wrong, be boldly wrong. It might not work, so what? The next one might. And you'll be better off for trying your best both times. If it's impact you seek; if you desire to make a difference, remember, you’re going to make a lot of mistakes, but learning nothing from those mistakes, is THE mistake.