We all hope to not make mistakes. But often the only way to success is through a pathway of mistakes. There are dozens of analogies here: a great baseball player only reaches base 30% of the time, Thomas Edison failed time and time again before developing a viable light bulb, or a child falls hundreds of times before learning to walk. And yet, we still fear mistakes. I think one of the keys is changing our perspective of mistakes and making sure we aren’t trying to cover up and hide them. When our mistakes are out in the open, they are actually easier to accept and deal with. Sharing our failures with our teammates will help us overcome them and possibly create a good communication path for finding the elusive success we are striving for.