Admit When You Are Wrong

Everyone makes mistakes.

How we handle them is what can make or break us.

Some people strongly resist when they are wrong.

Their initial reaction is to respond defensively rather than acknowledging the mistake, apologizing, and doing what they can to make things right.

There is a level of respect warranted for people who openly admit their mistakes and take ownership.

That doesn’t mean the people impacted by the mistake will always be overly gracious, but they can become more accepting over time.

Rather than compound a mistake through defensiveness, take corrective action and identify the lesson behind it.

It can save a lot of undue stress.

What’s your approach to dealing with mistakes?