In the eyes of others, those who admit mistakes and can move on from them are more likely to gain respect from managers and co-workers than those who hide mistakes or blame someone/something for them happening.
That being said, admit to a mistake as soon as possible. Bring a solution to with you, and take full responsibility for implementing the solution.
If there is no way to fix it, use the mistake as a learning point. It seems that the best possible way to learn is the hard way, and don’t sweat too much; mistakes happen to everyone. There is a reason we use the saying “human error.”
Check out these famous mistakes:
High school Varsity coach cut Micheal Jordan from his basketball team.
Decca Records turned down The Beatles for a recording contract.
John Grisham’s first novel, “A Time to Kill,” was rejected by 16 publishers before finally signing a contract.
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Natalie Swanson – Marketing/Client Relations – Vision Staffing Solutions