Friday, September 27, 2013

PowerWords

“I’m sorry.” 
          “I goofed.”  
                    “I messed that up, didn’t I?”
                               “My bad.”  
                                         “My mistake.”

One of the hardest things for us to do is to admit and own mistakes.  

It’s also one of the most powerful. 

Realizing, then owning, our mistakes is a critical piece in our learning.  It was and is true of our learning to ride a bike, 
our learning to dress ourselves, 
our learning to hit a golf ball, 
our learning to manage relationships, 
our learning to contribute to a team.

Trying to hide mistakes doesn’t work well 
(and it makes us appear weaker).
Trying to blame our mistakes on others doesn’t work well 
(and it makes us appear weaker).
Trying to make our mistakes not look like mistakes doesn’t work well 
(and it makes us appear weaker).


Learning is a function of mistake making.  Mistakes are a function of learning.

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