Own the mistake

Mistakes happen. We can try to avoid them as much as possible, but as Albert Einstein once said “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

Since we want to try new things we will continue to make mistakes. The key is how we handle the mistakes.

The first thing to do is to own the mistake. Admit that it happened, accept the responsibility and then figure out how to correct the mistake.

Sadly, too often the first thing people do is either deny the mistake or they look to place the blame elsewhere.

Own the mistake, fix the mistake and then move on…people will respect you for this.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

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