How quick are you to own up to your mistakes?

United States
April 3, 2008 12:43pm CST
I have to admit, that the older I get, the easier it is to own up to my mistakes. But it did take a number of years to get to where I am today. It's so much easier now at age 52 to say "I screwed up", than it was when I was a child or teenager. I guess practice makes perfect?:)
2 responses
@LouRhi (1502)
• Australia
6 Apr 08
Yes I find that as I age admitting mistakes get easier. When I was younger I had a terrible habit of bending the truth. Ok sometimes it was lying, but the reason I did it was to cover up mistakes. I am rather relived to have out grown this terrible habit. I know have great pride in the fact I am as honest and open as what I am. I guess in our younger years we don't always see mistakes for what they truly are, great learning opportunities!
@whittby (3073)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I can easily admit my mistakes now. Maybe when I was younger, I was more insecure. I did find though at my last job, it's not good to admit mistakes at work. It's too easy to become the office scapegoat for Pete's sake. Honesty is valuable at the workplace, but I haven't figured out the perfect balance.