Making mistakes is a part of life. No one is perfect and have all the answers to how to live life or how to be successful in life without making any errors. Mistakes can be small or big, but the outcome is a learning experience in which a person will have to adapt to the consequences and hold themselves accountable. Many people have faults within themselves hating to admit that they make mistakes or that they are not perfect which is a weakness.
If everyone took responsibility for their own actions, and hold themselves accountable what an improved world we would live in. Nevertheless, many people find admitting their wrongs a negative. For some people, they lack the confidence, will-power or self-esteem to admit the truth. Criminals which are knowing for making bad judgements, barely admit their offences because they are afraid of the outcome. Although we are not all criminals, let’s face it, if you made a mistake at work and clicked on an advertisement ad on your PC which immediately causes every computer in your office to crash with a virus, you can be very hesitant to admit you were the cause of the office shutting down for the day. Even though, the PC mistake could be justified it is still up to you to be accountable for your actions and admit your error.
According to the Webster Dictionary the definition of mistake– is to understand something or someone incorrectly or to make a wrong judgment. For example, Bill Gates known the wealthiest man in the world, admitted that he made mistakes in his career causing some of his projects to have setbacks or fail. In a Harvard fundraising campaign interview, Gates honestly admitted that his decision to have the all-important Control-Alt-Delete key combination to log into a PC was a mistake. He stated he designed the combination to prevent other apps from faking the login prompt and stealing a password yet, the key combination still exists to allow users to lock a machine or access the task manager. Subsequently, Gates made his mistake work for PC users still today.
Making mistakes are inevitable. People are going to make mistakes in their careers, business, relationships or every little tiny thing that they attempt to do. Being accountable for your actions and learning from your mistakes creates a better you that will help you to persevere through life and many of life obstacles.