The problem with the word mistake is that it’s negatively ingrained into society. People too often define themselves by their mistakes, the presumed result of their own character flaws. Recall the last time you uttered the words “I made a mistake.” You probably subconsciously judged your own character as soon as those words came out of your mouth.
All humans make mistakes. And while they’re completely natural, the word implies a dead end of sorts, rather than a learning opportunity that will make you better at life.
On a similar vein, there are benefits to failing…
One aspect I encountered is dealing people can make can be trying. Some have different goals, or things come easier/etc – so they aren’t very supportive or even thoughtful. May your experience be better, or at least know to take it with a grain of salt because it’s a known issue that we don’t like to see others improve.