Thoughts about apology, dealing with mistakes …
It’s just my observation that most mistakes or misunderstandings are caused by miscommunications. One mistake does not have to rule a person’s entire life. Mistakes have the power to turn you into something better than you were before.
“When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it, and don’t repeat it.” Paul Bear Bryant
“We all make them, the difference is what we do after we make the mistake, how we see the mistake – a learning experience or a failure.” Catherine Pulsifer
“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. Billy Graham
“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” Henry Ford
“What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.” Dean Smith
“If an apology is followed by an excuse or a reason, it means they are going to commit same mistake again they just apologized for.” Amit Kalantri
And these thoughts…
What’s the best course to follow when you’ve made a mistake? Admit it, correct it, apologize for it, learn from it and get on with life.
Everybody makes mistakes, and most people understand that mistakes happen. Even those who expect the very best in every interaction do not expect perfection every moment of every day from every person.
If you try to cover up a mistake, or deny it, you make it ten times worse. Eventually, the truth always comes out, and when it does you want to make sure you’ve consistently been in agreement with that truth.
The way you handle a mistake, whether your own or someone else’s, shines a bright light on your true character. It can in fact be an opportunity to demonstrate how much you care and how capable you are.
Aim for perfection, but don’t pretend you are perfect. Give every effort your best, and don’t be afraid to admit when you’ve fallen short.
When you quickly admit a mistake and then make it right, you show how authentic and honest you are. And those are two excellent qualities to be known for