Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:
Mistakes can be a good friend to us when we use them as feedback in a learning process. As a Western society, we are terrified of failure. We often feel that mistakes reveal fatal flaws in our character. But when we make mistakes, it is a sure sign we are learning. One of the ways we learn what's right is by learning first what's wrong. As long as we are trying to grow productively and applying the lessons we learn, our mistakes will surely propel us to success. Alexander Graham Bell, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln, and most other great persons who achieved something significant, failed numerous times before succeeding. They were learning before they succeeded, just as you will do. So, through your successes and failures you eventually are guided to choose your path and control your destiny.
When you have thoroughly analyzed and evaluated your life and made the determination to become who you are in truth, you are ready for the next step, rebirth.