This is an excellent article that gives you a great example of how you can use your past mistakes to become your best teacher and in turn become a better you.

First of all, the upside is unlimited. You benefit directly and immediately when things go well.

Secondly, time is of the essence. Nobody pays you for keeping busy (let alone just looking busy). The money only comes in when you make it happen, so it’s important to keep moving and keep trying new things.

And finally, the cost of making a mistake is very, very low. Out here, in the solo professional land of the free and home of the brave (I may have borrowed that phrase from somewhere else), nobody’s critiquing you, judging you, or competing with you for the next promotion.

If your next idea or project works, it works. And if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. But “failure” (if you want to call it that) doesn’t cost you anything, because nobody is watching.

Read the entire article here: Freelancers Union