Many of you don’t see the huge mountain of admitting mistake or taking blame. But there are people who can never admit they were wrong. Never accept responsibility.
Like little children, these adults blame every one and every thing for mistakes that are wholly their own.
People who can’t take responsibility for their own errors create a weak identity. They are see themselves as helpless. They blame every one else for their faults, and never see that they are undermining their own credibility and their own integrity.
I can think of a chap who, in his mid thirties, asked his Dad about investments and his Dad directed him to some person. The Chap went to the person did a deal, lost his money, and blames his father. That was ten years ago, and he still blames his father.
Just reading that, you know this chap is unable to take responsibility. Anything that happens is beyond his control. He has made himself helpless.
When a person can take the blame; “I was wrong. I should not have invested in that scheme,” the power surge that person will get is enormous. It is saying; “I am the Captain of my Soul.”
The fact they erred is human. Everyone makes mistakes. Not everyone has the strength to admit the mistake is their own.
When you can admit you were wrong, this tips the ‘power’ in your favour. You admit you are a complete person, in charge of yourself, making your own decisions. You have endowed yourself with the ability to reason.
That you were wrong is part of a decision.
There is always a chance one can be wrong. You reach a crossroads, should you take the right or left? You turn right, you realise that you ought have turned left, you stop, turn around, go back and take the left.
You don’t curse the car, the people in the car, the signs, the sky, the tree at the side of the road. You had the power to decide. You exercised your power.
The fact is, people who can admit they were wrong are strong people.