This was one of the biggest and most difficult lessons of my life–NOT because I’m a perfectionist or afraid of failure, but because no one ever said to me, “The point is to LEARN HOW to do it. Not “do it right the first time.” I view all “failure” as an opportunity to learn, but for a long time I was embarrassed to admit if I didn’t know how to do something. I made sure I never fell on my face publicly. Now I can tell you that my “failures” taught me more than my easy wins. I never really failed at all. I learned.