Such is the daring required to truly make a mistake that improvisation artists practice applauding when one of their group makes a mistake.
The mistake-maker bows deeply and declares with utmost dignity: “I made a mistake.”
The group then applaud the mistake-maker heartily in genuine recognition of the willingness to try.
I got to practice this with a community of coaches under the guidance of Petro Janse van Vuuren, an Applied Improvisation Specialist. I found that since mistakes were so well rewarded, I was prepared to really go for it and take a risk.