I have been driving a little less than a year now and in this short time I fully admit, I have fucked up. And I have been fucked over by other drivers.
My point is that on the road and in any facet of life, mistakes are going to happen. They are inevitable. No matter how careful we think we are being, we might just be missing that last piece of the puzzle that would have made us realize how off course we actually were.
And the fear of fucking up can be a mistake because it holds us still and there is no growth in familiarity and comfort. If left unchecked this analysis paralysis can be the most costly mistake of all as it slowly but surely takes our lives, one fearful day at a time.
There is no detour to perfection. There is no way to avoid every single mistake. All we can do is prepare as much as our present knowledge and circumstance will allow, and go slow. Maybe we can’t avoid all mistakes but we can certainly limit their devastation by giving ourselves the space and time to pay attention and change course when the path ahead is no longer serving us.