Episode 30 - Getting Over Mistakes and the Fears of Getting It Wrong!
In this episode, Angela and Patti discussed the fear of getting it wrong. How to accept we aren't always going to be perfect and that’s okay.
Why are we so hard on ourselves when we make a mistake?
Mistakes happen and owning up to them makes you a better person. Hiding mistakes or blaming others isn’t good for your reputation or your relationships. For some people the fear of making a mistake can paralyze them to the point of not taking any kind of action at all.
Here are some questions for all of us to ponder:
Why do you think people are afraid to fess up to their mistakes?
Is it about looking bad in front of others?
Is it that if they admit to making a mistake they feel they may lose a job or worse someone they love or admire?
Is it fear of being embarrassed, mocked or teased?
What are some mistakes that are better left unsaid? Are there situations that shouldn’t be confessed?
Making mistakes helps us learn what not to do, grow more knowledgeable and can lead to becoming successful. Like the saying goes; I’ve tried that, done that, and I learned from it.
How do you get over and move on from a mistake?
Patti wrote a blog post in November of 2019 on workplace shaming called “Don't Be That (Guy) Person!” “Is shaming an effective management strategy?” Listeners - We would love to hear your thoughts on these questions.
How can these circumstances of overcoming the fear of mistakes change and having the courage to admit it?
When making a mistake and getting caught, why is it hard for some to admit it and apologize?
Getting it wrong happens but sometimes our inner critic can beat us up to the point of being paralyzed or afraid to take action. What can we do?
❤️Self-Reflect on what happened. What can I do to fix this situation? Can I fix it? What can I do differently next time?
❤️Journal about it. Continue to write and get out all those emotions. The disappointment, hurt, shame, your inner critic etc.
❤️Acknowledge the mistake and be humble.
❤️Apologize, keep it simple and sincere. I am sorry.
❤️Accept the consequences and do what it takes to fix it or make it better when possible.
❤️Recite positive affirmations and reflect on all the good things you have accomplished.
❤️Turn that negative experience into a positive by learning from it.
❤️Everyone makes mistakes. This is how we become a better person from these experiences.
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