What’s the big deal about making mistakes? Well, quite a bit if we rely on childhood conditioning. We’re rewarded when we’re well behaved, punished when we make a mess, even if that mess helped us see our world differently. But let’s not blame Mom and Dad; they had a lot on their plates. Instead, let’s break out of the best-little-boy/girl-in-the-world and look at our mistakes as a chance to learn something we couldn’t otherwise. Think of it as making the most of failure!