We like to think that we’re always right. If we didn’t we wouldn’t be putting our stuff out there.
But nobody’s perfect (including us), which means that sometimes we’re wrong (even though we think we’re right.)
So, what do we do about it?
Often, being wrong about something has very minor consequences. We made a mistake, we did our best to correct the situation, hopefully we learned from our error, and we moved on with our lives.
Other times, we really go down in flames. We make a mistake so big that we believe (initially, anyway) we’ll never be able to recover. We’re pretty sure that this is gonna be the end; that we’ve screwed up so badly that we’re taking the whole ship down with us.
We’ve got to face it, we all make mistakes. Whether they end up being minor inconveniences or major situations with far-reaching implications, we’ve got to realize that they’re something we’re going to have to deal with in our business.
Maybe a little humility might not be a bad place to start.
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