Super mistake

Being a super hero is hard.  Everyone has expectations of you.  People may write news articles about your super deeds.  It would seem after a while that all of that attention could a) go to your head or b) wear you out.  People idolize super heroes for their ability to overcome and triumph over evil doers doing vile deeds.

Ooops, you wrecked something.

So what happens when you, the superhero, messes up?  What happens when you don’t save the day or worse yet, cause the problem?  It can get messy.  You’re probably embarrassed.  A body blow to your ego’s solar plexus isn’t a good feeling.

So when you’ve screwed up or failed to do what you’ve agreed to do, you need to own up.  This can be hard.  To raise your hand and say, “Yep, I messed that one up”.  You’d be surprised that the reaction to owning the failure isn’t going to be as bad as you might think.  Just be sure to be sincere.  Insincerity is not very professional.

Now that you have identified that YOU, Mr. or Ms. Superhero are the problem, you better use some of your Super Powers to make things right.  And this time, please don’t mess it up.  Asking for forgiveness twice for the same issue is not super.

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  1. January 24, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Owning your mistake helps you as well as others! Nice reminder Matt. Great post to start a new week.
    Kate

  2. January 24, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I’ve made my fair share of mistakes. One rather big one mistake come to mind. I survived. I walked into my supervisor’s office and told him all about it.

    I had a black eye for a little while but it healed. It happens.

    -Matt

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