To be human and to make mistakes are to be expected. Our days are practically filled with mistakes after mistakes. Although many of us strive for perfection, we simply are not faultless! Let us be conscious of our inability to stop all errors; as human beings, mistakes are prone to happen. Rather our errors are major or minor, it is in the best interest of ourselves and others, to acknowledge our mistakes so we may be able to make corrective action to move forward.
First, to accept your mistakes as it happens, do not deny but be honest about the situations. For illustration, in the workplace, your supervisor ask about your attendance of an offsite scheduled training and you forgot all about this important task. Be straightforward, and state candidly that you did not remember to attend. Without an attempt to provide an excuse, or to stumble across an explanation, you only admit to the truth. You may offer to attend a next meeting, and at this point, strive to make every effort to do so.
When we own our mistakes we take full responsibility. Since we as humans are prone to errors, we can embrace not being too hard on ourselves. Needless to say, others may be unforgiving of us but it does not mean we are unable to forgive ourselves. Once we understand the power of self-forgiveness we can make peace within ourselves.
To forgive oneself is to admit one went wrong and offer a way to correct oneself. When there is a party involved that is unable to offer an opportunity to redeem oneself, then is the chance to accept the error and to diligently forgive oneself. When one is truly sincere and enforce an apology from the heart and mind at the initial opportunity, one have candidly acknowledged his or her mistake.
When we are properly taught by parents and teachers, we just know right from wrong. It is totally up to us on rather or not we exercise fair morals. One either does what is honorable by ourselves and others or does not. One either display reasonable actions or does not. One either accepts full responsibilities or does not. One either acknowledge his or her errors or continuously refuse to or does not, and this is by choice, not by ones mistake.
All in all, mistakes do happen, let us face it. We ourselves can be open to rectify or attempt to cover, defend or ignore errors. When we are true to ourselves and others, we break barriers of guilt, shame and mistrust of character. When we are not given the chance to be forgiven by others, we ourselves are reminded that none of us are exempt from errors. Self-forgiveness happens when we are bold, brave and courageous enough about being genuine of our inevitable mishaps.