Some of the most successful people have no problem admitting that they have made a mistake. It is for this reason that they may be so successful. We must be willing to admit our mistakes, before we can be open to learning a new way.
Face it; we do not like to admit that we have made a mistake, even if it is a simple one. Being corrected is no fun at all. Sometimes it is just a matter of opinion, and there is no right or wrong. Other times, we are mistaken; or we just screwed up, plain and simple. Although it may not be on our top ten fun things to do list, some of us are able to admit mistakes without any hesitation, while others can not acknowledge them to themselves, let alone to others.
We all know people who can do no wrong, at least in their own mind. Even the possibility of being mistaken, makes them feel deeply threatened. Rather than viewing mistakes as opportunities necessary for self-growth, they may deny, rationalize, and blame their mistakes on others. Why? Take a look. [Read more...]