“Nobody’s perfect”, is a saying that we’re all familiar with, another one is “we all make mistakes”. There is a lot of truth to both of those sayings. Being perfect means that we never make mistakes and we all know that’s just not true. We are all guilty of making mistakes at on time or another, but it’s what we do after the mistake that matters. Failing to admit to a mistake, if even to yourself is not the best way to go.
Many people deal with their mistakes by trying to somehow justify them. Self-justifications can become a way of life in which you live in a distorted reality where you never make mistakes. This can lead to a decreased ability to make good choices. Trying to justify your mistakes is akin to lying in that it can build upon itself and cause an even bigger problem. But there are ways to combat this destructive behavior, all it takes is a little courage and confidence.
What you need to do is to start owning up to your mistakes. In much the same way that justifying a mistake can lead to a bigger problem, owning up to a mistake can prevent it from becoming bigger. Admitting your mistakes can prevent it from becoming a huge problem that is difficult to solve.
Instead of trying to hide and forget your mistakes, you can use them to your benefit. You can learn from your mistakes once you have acknowledged you’ve made them. If you don’t acknowledge your mistakes, not only will you not learn from them, but you will be destined to repeat them.
There are many reason for admitting our mistakes. It makes us a better person and people respect those who can admit mistakes. Admitting our mistakes enables us to build better relationships and allows us to take responsibility for our lives.