We have all made mistakes from time to time. We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t. Of course even electronics can make mistakes but it can be argued that its not the electronic but the human operating it. Sometimes they are Huge mistakes and sometimes they are small. Hopefully though, they aren’t that often.
I’m sure we all know at least one person though that seems to constantly makes mistakes. They either don’t listen, don’t learn from past mistakes, don’t care, or just can’t grasp the concept of common sense (which I have talked about numerous times in previous posts). These people really get under my skin. My brain just can’t comprehend how they can continue to mess things up on an almost daily basis and then respond “I didn’t know” when they did cause they were told a million times.
The other type of person that gets under my skin are those who make mistakes and then blame someone or something else. “It was so-and-so’s fault cause they did or said this” or “it was the computers fault” or the simple answer “I don’t know but it wasn’t me” when you saw them make the mistake. These people know they messed up but choose not to accept responsibility for their actions. I’m sorry but if you make a mistake, you own up to it, you don’t blame others.
I’ve made my share but I always own up to them. There have been times when I made a decision at work at the result wasn’t what management wanted. I took ownership and said that was my fault. I own up the fact that I had extremely poor judement when I chose to date the whore, my ex-girlfriend. She cheated on me, lied, stole from me, and maxed out my credit card. I could blame her for lying to me, deceiving me, but in reality it was my poor judgement that got myself in that situation in the first place.
So do you constantly make mistakes? Do you try to learn from them? Do you blame others or take ownership? Have you made huge mistakes or just small ones?