We see successful people all the time talking about the mistakes they made, and usually have a course to help you “avoid the mistakes they made.” But why do we see all these successful people talking about having made the mistakes to begin with? Was there no “home study course” back in their day for them to avoid mistakes? There likely were, and a lot of successful internet marketers like Frank Kern talk about buying courses from others, makes mistakes himself, and then Frank turns around to sell his course so you can avoid his mistakes.
You’re going to make mistakes. The difference is where you make those mistakes and how many of them you’ll make. That doesn’t mean you should have the conclusion Gary Vee has where he says to just stop listening to everyone and make your own mistakes. I agree with Tai Lopez’s and Warren Buffet’s idea that you can learn mistakes, and they don’t have to be your own mistakes – in essence, you can learn from other’s mistakes.
It seems like every major success story is riddled with mistakes, but those mistakes tend to be unique to them in that they learned from other’s lower level mistakes and didn’t do those.