Making mistakes can be good for your creativity and productivity.
Really, I mean it — this is not an April Fool's Day joke.
Read and consider these thoughts:
You've got to have an atmosphere where people can make mistakes. If we're not making mistakes, we're not going anywhere. The scientific method is designed for mistakes. — Gordon Forward
Be involved with and completely present for problems (and the opportunities they may give you):
If you don't bring your whole self to a problem, then you're not going to be much of a problem solver, because you're not going to be giving the best parts of your mind to thinking. — Dorothy Brunson
After all, we are human, and this is a good thing. (This is my favorite quotation of the three.)
We need to remember that we are created creative and can invent new scenarios as frequently as they are needed. — Maya Angelou
Eventually, we're going to make mistakes, especially if we takes risks in our art and writing and blaze new trails. Why not flip their negatives and get as much positive as we can out of them when they happen?