This is a question I asked myself after I’d sent an email to a new client with a typo in her email address. Needless to say, she didn’t receive it. And, I didn’t realize that for several days.
Here’s the answer that came to me when I asked myself, “What does my best self look like when I make a mistake?”
She apologizes. And, quickly and fully admits she messed up. She fixes whatever she can. She asks the other person what they need for it to be cleaned up. If it fits for her, she does whatever the person requested or offers what does fit for her.
She loves herself throughout. She doesn’t criticize, demean or shame herself. She good-heartedly acknowledges her humanness.
Ah, to be as shimmery as this begonia flower, even as I am correcting a mistake.
She lets it go. With lightness and humility, she moves on . . .
What does your best self say? I’d love your thoughts and comments below.
(Excerpted from my forthcoming book, “Strong from Within: Simple perceptions and practices for transforming stress and overwhelm into clarity and purpose”)