Admit Your Mistakes (read it on Lifehacker.com)
Why Read It? Because you can only learn from a mistake after you admit you've made it.
- You can't change mistakes, but you can choose how to respond to them.
- Growth starts when you can see room for improvement: If you stand up and honestly say "This is my mistake and I am responsible" the possibilities for learning appear.
- Work to understand why a particular mistake happened and what factors were involved: Then be diligent about making a change.
- Don't over-compensate: The next situation won't be the same as the last.
"Admission of a mistake, even if only privately to yourself, makes learning possible by moving the focus away from blame assignment and towards understanding. Wise people admit their mistakes easily."
Bounce Back from Your Career Mistakes (read it on Forbes.com)
Why Read It? Because we all face difficult situations at work but not everyone knows how to handle them.
- Hope for the best and prepare for the worst: "Lay out a strategy and do your best to identify potential pitfalls and problems on the horizon."
- Control the damage then clean up the mess: "Don't let a small mistake linger and turn into a bigger one."
- Try to fail forward and learn to turn trouble into triumph: "What you learn from failure helps you identify new ways of doing things and allows you to grow."
"Often people let mistakes and crises cripple — even paralyze — them, but bouncing back from roadblocks in your career is not as daunting as you might think."
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