“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)
I’m not perfect and honestly, no one is.
Go ahead you can admit it too!
Mistakes will happen and handling them can be a challenge.
I recently made a huge communication no-no by missing a spelling error on a publication.
To some, this may not seem like a big deal, but when it’s your boss sending out the documents and catching all the flak for the errors – it can feel like the whole world is crashing down on you in that moment.
I corrected the errors and sent out the correct documents, but that didn’t stop the crushing feelings that I had.
The truth though is that my failure can be put behind me. Mistakes happen, they will always happen.
They happen at work, they happen in marriage, heck they even happen when we are trying to be a good parent.
It isn’t the mistake that defines us; it’s how we choose to overcome them.
I was raised to take responsibility for my mistakes. So I apologize for the mistake, I correct the mistake and I do my best to get my emotions in check, which is sometimes the hardest part – no one likes failing.
Really want I want to say is it’s totally fine to mess up, it’s a natural part of life. If we were all perfect we would be boring and we wouldn’t grow.