Sunday Poser # 75

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

How quick are you in admitting your mistakes?

Okay, so I’ll admit that admitting to mistakes is not easy. But one has to be honest and a bigger person and admit that I have made a mistake. Mistakes can affect our relationships adversely if we don’t clear up the misunderstandings. Similar if we are unfair to someone because we made a mistake, that can result in a lot of heartaches, resentment, and even anger.

As I’ve grown older, I’ve taken control of my ego and am now quick to admit to my mistakes, apologize, and try to make amends. And I do believe that it gives us peace of mind to do so.

How about you? Are you the one who admits that they made a mistake? Do you try to make amends?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.



103 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 75

  1. Sometimes, I don’t admit my mistakes as quickly as I would like to/or should. In those instances, it takes a nudge from my conscience before I admit that I made an error. Making amends at that point is something I accept as prudent and appropriate.

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  2. For the most part, if I’m aware I’ve made a mistake I take responsibility and apologize. Sometimes time and circumstances don’t permit it–in that case, I have to let it go.

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  3. Everbody makes mistake one time or other.
    The point is
    1.whether one recognises it in the first instance. is how serious the mistake is. quickly one accepts the mistake depends on the situation at that moment.
    4.Ego prevents one to accept one’s mistakes.
    My policy is accept the mistake and apologize at the earliest if it has caused hurt.
    Thought provoking poser Sadje.
    Thank you.

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  4. yes, I’m very quick to admit them! even at school, I let the kids know that adults make mistakes too, and it’s okay for us all to do so, that’s how we learn things.

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    1. I used to point out mistakes even if the students didn’t know…just to show them that teachers make mistakes too! Working with special needs, those kids think they are so f-ed up when they really aren’t. It is sad. They have this image of what people should be or not be like, but it isn’t always accurate, sometimes not even close.

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  5. Oh, I am pretty quick to do it. It’s taken me a while, too get over my ego. But I’ve also found that the quicker you admit to it, the quicker you can work through it with the other party. It doesn’t help though, I find this a lot on social media. That when you do make a mistake, people don’t tell you, lol. You came back a few days after a social media break, and you see that people have screenshot something you’ve said and no one has actually talked to you about it.

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  6. Sometimes it takes some time for me to admit my mistakes. But over time, I’ve learnt that owning up to them right away, no matter how big the mistake is, will definitely clear up some unwelcome emotions, both mine and theirs.

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  7. When I was a child, I would admit them before my parents found out and I would still get in trouble. So basically, I told on myself! As an Adult, I have no problem admitting my mistakes, after the fact.

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  8. Great question! It’s definitely not something I look forward to doing but when I’m wrong, I admit it. Especially if my being wrong has hurt someone. I don’t want there to be any bad blood between us.

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  9. Admitting my mistakes was hard for me most of my young adult life, however, today that is not the case. When we own being wrong or making a mistake, we create a new context where people don’t have to feel shame for making an error or being wrong about something. It’s a powerful space. Thank you for the prompt, Sadje.

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  10. It is a very important question. I truly believe that faiIing to admit mistakes can have a ripple of consequences. I did not come naturally to me to admit my mistakes. But I am not too bad now even though it takes some efforts! I definitely feel that I am a better person for it.

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