It means I didn’t do something the way I’d hoped I’d do it, but my mistake can help me. I can learn from it. A small misstep can help me avoid a giant one.
We learn something from the experiences — that it’s easier to keep up than to catch up; that difficult material doesn’t become easier over time without a lot of efforts ; that it’s not helpful to avoid things that you’d rather not think about.
Little mistakes, little missteps, can help us learn and grow so that we don’t make bigger mistakes later. Let the mistakes be the strungs of the ladder on which you are climbing towards the life filled with joy,happiness and wonderful experiences.