Can you easily accept your mistakes?

@daliaj (5689)
India
October 3, 2009 4:43am CST
It is not easy for many people to accept their mistakes. My team leader has done many errors in her work and as a result I am working hard to resolve it. His mistakes added some extra work for me. By the way, she is not ready to accept his errors and keep arguing. Is it easy for you to accept your mistakes?
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31 responses
@rajupaul (975)
• India
4 Oct 09
Daliaj I am a hum,an being and I am not a great man. But i am honest enough to confess the truth. yes I admit my mistake where ever it required. But it not happen all time.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
5 Oct 09
I understand that it is human to make mistakes. I won't promise that my work will be perfect always. I try my level to do my best at work. Being a senior person, I think my team lead should have put a little more effort to do the work in a better way. Also, instead of just talking around and arguing about the mistakes, it would be better if she should have admitted that there are mistakes and find the way out.
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
Usually I can easily accept mistakes especially if I hurt someone or caused any inconvenience, I would ask an apology right away. There are times that I can not accept my mistakes, like when I fall in love with a wrong man. I know I can not help myself to fall in love with someone and there is no other one to blame but myself. My bf and I broke up lately, we both have mistakes though he has more mistakes that he was denying and do not want to admit it. Until right now, I have not really move on with my previous relationship and I have blamed myself for it. If I did not agree to be his gf, maybe we are still good friends. We have not talk yet until now and we did not break up in good terms last June. I just hope that we can still be good friends in the future.
• Mexico
3 Oct 09
That's a mature way to act. Unfortunetly people act like they were perfect so it makes difficult to stand and say: ok i did something wrong.
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
That's one thing for myself that's hard to accept because if there are things that seems wrong to others, I always reasoned out that my decisions or the outcome of my actions are something I always choose, so sometimes it is very hard for me to accept mistakes. But if I am very sure that I commit mistakes then I am ready to accept it with no further explanations.
@angemac23 (2006)
• Canada
5 Oct 09
No when I make a mistake, I tend to dwell a lot on it. I kick myself a lot! LOl
@JAG2009 (268)
• India
5 Oct 09
It's great to able to admit to one's mistakes. Unfortunately, it isn't always easy to do so. There are a lot of factors involved. One factor is the motive of the person who is pointing out the mistake. If I sense that they are trying to put me down, then giving in and admitting my fault is not very easy. However, if I sense that the person is pointing out my mistakes with an attitude of constructive criticism, then it's easier to swallow....Human nature, I guess :) Having said that, I would like to state that learning to accept my mistakes, especially in a work setting, is usually a bitter pill to swallow.
@nagikka (411)
• Italy
4 Oct 09
Nope, It's not easy for me to accept my mistakes and they usually stay on my mind for a long time. I usually tend to over think about them, hoping I could change what went wrong and so on. I should learn to learn from mistakes of course, but also to laugh about them and don't let them interfere with my life.
@vandana7 (51367)
• India
4 Oct 09
Hi daliaj, a level of ego accompanies position. From there, it does become difficult to accept mistakes as there is a fear of losing respect amongst the juniors. :( I know because I felt so. But there are many occassions, I did admit my mistakes, and these were more in number. However, there may also have been one more reason for me not admitting mistakes. It might be because I dont particularly like the person, and therefore, dont particularly want the person to gloat about it!
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
4 Oct 09
No i don't accept easily my mistakes..sometimes it's very critical situations..to accept my mistakes.. but after thinking on mistakes.. i accept it.. but not every time.. when i think..i hurted someone feelings..then i accept easily my mistakes..
@AndyDan (50)
• China
4 Oct 09
It's always hard for me to accept my mistakes no matter what the mistakes is.Now,I meet the same problem as yours.The only thing we need to do is that just shut up,do your best to make your job excellent.Because if your team fails,you will be a losser too.
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
4 Oct 09
...first? it's your TL is he or she?..anyway, whatever the gender is..your TL has off the roof ego..and bec. he or she is your boss, he/she is the authority..it's like army principle, "even i'm wrong, it's rigth"....yah i'd already experience that at work sometimed i want to smash the keyboard on my desk or bite my mouthpiece...but we're professional so discretion is always observe on the floor..for me i easily accept my mistake if i'm aware of it..."i stand to be correct"....huhuhu!!! c,")
@codris (783)
• Italy
4 Oct 09
yes, for me, i can accept my mistakes and say that i'm wrong, after i try to resolve them as better then i can. I know some people that not accept their mistakes, so when you tell them they're wrong they become angry.
@Craicha (802)
3 Oct 09
theres some people that cant accept there mstaked easily coz of PRIDE...like ur team leader..since shes a team leader she shld act as she knows everything,smart and etcs. ...lol...but dnt think were d same n nature that nah perfect.....even cows with four feet will stumble how much more we human just having 2 feet...and back to her this kinda of personality they afraid that just incase they get mstakes afraid that her team might not respect her.....for me she shld accept her mistakes and dscuss it why and this happen so and so at least her mstakes nah just her will learn but her team too .... me i easily accept my mistakes....and corrected it...:)
@home415 (119)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Most people no its not easy to accept you mistakes. They want people think they are allows right so they can rely on them later. Though most people know they are not right so they try no matter what. To accept your mistakes is a strong personality.
• Mexico
3 Oct 09
I have to admit it's difficult to me accept my mistakes once i commit them. But when i'm alone, i think clever and i admit what i did wrong and if it's the case i try to make everything right again and make some exuses.
@mikeowl (200)
• Malaysia
3 Oct 09
At first, when I am at the point of arguing with someone, I usually doesn't give myself up even I know I was wrong. But once I settle down and think twice, most probably I will admit wrong at the end on the mistakes I have done myself. But it all depends. Sometimes if I think I am right, I still will stand on my own side.
@Shr416 (27)
• India
3 Oct 09
You are right - most people find it hard to accept their mistakes, even if its obvious to they themselves!! But, personally speaking, I don't have hangups accepting my mistakes. I think its better to face up to your mistakes, even if you have to accept them in front of others!! People would definitely appreciate the fact that you are being honest. Even if they don't, it doesn't matter!! More importantly, you would grow as a person!!
• India
3 Oct 09
ya .it was difficult for me some years back but then i realised how i feel when anyone hurting me just don't acknowledge.so i started owning up my fault and saying sorry for my misdeeds.in fact its far more easier than trying to cover up or denying your mistakes.atleast i am at peace with myself after this.
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
Yes I accept my mistakes right away as long as its really my fault. It's not hard to apologize to the person especially if the person is not mad.
@Jhaszy (236)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
for me?Yes...i find it easy to say sorry even if sometimes not my fault especially to people i loved..but when sometimes i need to express my feeling that its not my mistake,i argue and fight for what is right...
@chinali (48)
• China
3 Oct 09
Maybe your team leader has already recognized his mistake, while he is a leader,he thinks that it's your job to correct his mistake in the apecific running.You have help him do so much extra woke ,perhaps in his inner heart ,someday he will be grateful for what you have done for him with your careness and patience.