Why should you suffer the failures that someone else has learned from?  Don’t let pride, ego and self-determination allow you to fail when you can learn from the mistakes of others.  Learning from the mistakes of others will make your life easier and more prosperous.

Here are a three articles that have helped me in some way.  Though, suffice it to say, you still have to fail on your own in order for the experience to be totally worthwhile.  These will lighten the fall.