Maybe there isn't a "right" way to go about things in life.
Perhaps we're just human's figuring it out as we go, working our way closer and closer to our personal truth, and what feels "right" for us.
Most of the time, a lot of shit needs to go down in order to find what's true for us personally -- in order to find what feels good and narrow in on what it is exactly that we want.
Finally taking the risk in committing to quitting that job, surrendering to the inevitable break up, saying something you didn't quite mean that hurt someone's feelings, betraying a friend's trust without realizing it, and so much more.
We're more than likely not going to get it "right" on our first try.
Regardless of what happens in your journey toward what you want and what feels good, all of it is leading you somewhere.
Each moment, interaction, choice, pivot, action -- it's all contributing to your life path, shaping you into the person you're meant to be, or helping you to shed the parts that aren't true to who you are as an individual.
It's all of the perceived mistakes or bumps in the road that help to show us what we really want and need in life.
Embrace the bumps along the way -- the most interesting path's in life are rarely smooth sailing.