If there was ever a life hack that I have down pat, it is this one. Fortunately, nearly every time I make a mistake, I "get it" the first time and do not repeat it.
[Note the caveat of "nearly". Nobody is perfect. Not even Einstein.]
Where mistakes become problematic is when you do the same thing over and over again and expect different results. There is a law of nature that prevents new things coming from the old.
To try something new, you have to recognize that the old is -- well, OLD. And that it may even be flawed.
Status quo means "the current state of affairs". If it is working for you, then by all means, stick with it. But if you are stuck, then changing direction and trying something new is the order of the day.