Fear and mistakes:

A periodic reminder about mistakes to self: Do not fear mistakes. Instead, if we must go down the path of fear, fear only –
i) the repetition of the same mistake because we didn’t learn from it and
ii) the absence of a creative, constructive, and corrective response to the mistake.

(Via A Learning a Day)

I like to go a step further. I wake up in the firm knowledge that I will make mistakes. The measure of them is what I do with them.