My weekly excerpt from The Procrastinator’s Handbook: From Chapter 4: Fears that Stop you cold, pp. 76ff.
Fear of Making Mistakes
[…] Yet so many procrastinators have such an overwhelming fear of making a mistake, such a terror of not being able to do something as well as they think they should or might like to, that they choose to do nothing at all. You can allow the possibility of mistakes to turn you into a timid procrastinator, or you can defuse your fear by accepting mistakes as glitches in your plans. These glitches point out when it’s time to change course or change pace or find a new direction or change your mind.”
–The person who never makes a mistake probably isn’t doing anything. (p. 77)