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Own Up Your Mistakes

(n) A wrong action or statement proceeding from faulty judgment, inadequate knowledge, or inattention. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

The great thing about making mistake is that everyone makes them. No one is immune to making mistakes- we are human, after all! From your school Head Master, a company's CEO, your sports Team Captain, professionals, staff, students, everyone. Natheless, the most important thing about making mistakes is we learn lessons from it, doing our best of the best not to repeat it again and again, we accepted what has happened and we move forward, and the hardest thing is owning it up.

Yes, it takes courage and a gallant person to own up to his/her mistakes. However, admitting your mistakes as early as possible will make yourself free from any bothering thoughts that will make you feel embarrassment, shame, and guilt. Making excuses for yourself and pointing fingers at other people to escape from your wrongdoings won't make any difference and won't do any good. You are just prolonging the process and will definitely hurt yourself as well as the people around you.

Owning up your mistakes simply demonstrates you are being responsible for what you did. Admitting your wrongdoings solves the problem at the same time, it makes you weak neither powerful. It's about being responsible for your actions because if you are not going to admit it, it's like you are adding fuel to the fire and as soon as the fire gets larger and stronger, the problem itself will worsen and might be hard for you to contain it anymore.

It shows honesty as well. It doesn't mean being honest is being proud of your wrongdoings, it's about coming clean to the person and not having any faulty and nasty thoughts behind your head. You make people trust you too because everyone knows hard it is to come forward and to own up your errors. As the saying says, I know every classroom in our school has this saying attached or may be painted on the wall, "Honesty is the best policy."

Making mistakes teaches you lessons but those lessons are nothing without practice. As soon as you analyze and know your fault, you'll know what you should do instead and avoid what should be avoided so as not to repeat it. Apply those in your life and practice doing what you have learned, it requires a lot of discipline and motivation as you change what you are used to doing— your habits but applying it will make a better result.

Making mistakes is normal and OK because we are human after all but we don't have to come to the point of beating ourselves out because we made a mistake. View mistakes as an opportunity to learn and to improve, develop and bloom your personality, as well as how you deal with other people making mistakes in you too. Make mistakes, own it up and be responsible and honest, learn from it, and practice applying it in your life. You might not notice but maybe people around you will get inspired by what you are doing.

- nekkooolai 🖤✨


  • Kyungg
    Oct 20, 2020 13:28
    Yes. Our mistakes are our stepping stone if we learn from it.