A random thought
There are situations which require action, others require patience—waiting patiently as you observe things unfold.
Knowing when to act and when to wait is one of the most difficult life skills.
Acting when a situation requires patience is a mistake. So it is to keep patiently waiting when action is needed.
If you overthink it, you are stuck forever. If you act mindlessly—or prematurely—you might end up in the wrong place.
When you look back at your life, often the biggest mistakes taught you the greatest lessons. Should we still call them mistakes?
Therefore, if you go about your life learning the lesson from every mistake you make, shall we avoid calling those mistakes, and say life lessons instead?