Here’s What You Can Do Every Time You Make a Mistake

February 22, 2020 210 views

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Have you ever had a tight gut because you realized you made a mistake, and you started to go into panic mode? I don’t know anyone that hasn’t made a mistake in their life. It’s part of human nature; that’s a given. But how do you handle your errors? There are those people that own up to their mistakes and those that shift the blame. Which type are you?

Making mistakes isn’t any fun for anyone, and, many times, it’s embarrassing.

What builds character is owning up to it and admitting you made a mistake. By accepting you were wrong, you put the error behind you. In other words, you’re not thinking about excuses or trying to validate why you made a mistake.

Here are some tips for when you make a mistake:

  • Think of the reasons why the incident happened and write them down.
  • When you look over your notes, summarize them into one-line sentences.
  • Now, looking over your summary, what can you do to prevent this from happening again? Write down some ideas.

Now, it’s time to own up to your mistake

For example, you made a mistake at work, and you need to let your boss know. You’re going to take responsibility, explain why the mistake was made, and offer a solution that will prevent it from happening again.

Now, you have owned up to making a mistake, you have given the reason for making it, and offer you offer a plan for preventing it from happening again.

In my opinion, you look good because you’ve taken ownership, you know why you made the mistake, and you’ve offered a plan. In your boss’s eyes, you have shown that you are responsible, and this gives you credibility because you have taken all the right actions to deal with the situation.

That’s the way I see it.
Acey Gaspard

Below is a list of articles I have looked into that offer tips that can help when you make a mistake. Have a look and see what you think.

How to Accept Mistakes and Move On

I had a friend who had made a mistake many years ago, and he couldn’t get past it. When he told me the story, my eyes were wide open. I thought, are you kidding me? It’s been over 15 years, and you’re still dwelling on it.

I wonder how many people are living with mistakes that are holding back their lives.

8 Ways to Forgive Yourself for Past Mistakes – Wanderlust Worker

Moving on from a Mistake: 5 Tips to Relieve Your Pain

7 Ways to Bounce Back After a Mistake | SUCCESS

How to get over making a mistake | Self-talk and self-awareness | ReachOut Australia

How To Deal With Mistakes At Work

There are mistakes you can make in your personal life and mistakes you can make at work. This section will help you deal with the mistakes you make at work and how to do it in a way that will help you keep your job and learn from it.

Save Face After Making Mistakes at Work | Robert Half

7 Steps to Take After You Make a Mistake at Work – The Muse

Mistakes at Work: 3 Strategies You Can Use to Recover | Grammarly

4 Steps to Recovering From Making a Major Mistake at Work | Inc.com

Here’s exactly what to do—and say—after you’ve made a mistake at work

How to Bounce Back When You Make a Mistake at Work

Council Post: Made A Bad Mistake At Work? Eight Ways To Quickly Course Correct

What to Do When You Make a Mistake at Work

How To Get Over A Huge Mistake

Some mistakes are as simple as sending an email with typos. Other errors are life-changing and require different steps to get over.

We usually get over the small mistakes quickly. It’s those mistakes that have changed our lives that are difficult to overcome.

Have a look at the resources I have selected for this post that can help you get over those mistakes and move on with your life.

So you’ve made a huge mistake. What do you do? – The Creative Cafe

5 Ways to Help Yourself Get Over a Big Mistake | Inc.com

How To Bounce Back From A Big Mistake – Adobe 99U

How To Recover From A Big Mistake In Life | Love Wide Open

How to Recover From Your Worst Mistakes | Inc.com

5 Ways to Move on After Making a Huge Mistake | Inc.com

Recovering From Big Mistakes | Psychology Today

Made a Big Mistake? What to Do Instead of Beating Yourself Up – Tiny Buddha

Three Steps to Recover After Making a Huge Mistake

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