While spending some time thinking about it, I discovered that I process mistakes in a systematic way. It’s funny that it wasn’t something I realized until sitting down to write this article.
It is easy to dwell on the experience, embarrassment, or judgment, but know the longer you go over and over the situation in your head, the more your self-esteem and confidence can be affected.
Identify what caused it, what you learned and what you can do differently next time.
When an error is obvious to you and others, it’s vitally important to promptly accept responsibility for it, resolve it and reassure those involved that it won’t happen again.
Review your process; make needed adjustments and work toward ongoing improvement. Ask for tools to help, if needed, or more education and support.
Your accomplishments throughout the day measure all you do well. A mistake is just that and simply a part of what makes us human. The best way to shake it off is to work through it, resolve it and set a goal to not repeat it. Don’t dwell on the error, focus on the positive moving forward.
Walking yourself through a methodical process to identify and resolve mistakes will enhance your ability to get past it and ensure it doesn’t happen again.