The past couple of weeks I have dealt with some conflicts with others either not meeting what they say they are going to do or doing the complete opposite of what they say. It has caused friendships to be lost and I have stopped doing business with some because of it. This type of behavior is unacceptable for me. Positive or negative, no matter what you do, just own it!
We all make mistakes from time to time. It happens. Own up to it, learn from it, and move on. It is not the mistakes you make but your reactions from the mistake that defines who you are. If the Wright Brothers quit after their first failed flight, we might not have airplanes today. The world might be a whole lot different if Bill Gates or Steve Jobs gave up. If they did not back down why should you? Successful people are successful because it is not that they do not fail but they know what to do when they fail.
Own your words. Own them all of the time. If you say you are going to do something, do it. Hold yourself more accountable than you hold anyone else. Do not pass the buck when it is your fault. It will only come back harder on you. If you have to change what you do from what you said, admit it. Admit it before it is an issue. Do not wait for the other person to catch you. That is why a few have lost a customer in me. Stand by your word.
When you rock a presentation, be proud. When you fall on the ice, stand up and take a bow. Always show your best side.No one can do you better than you. Dr. Seuss was correct when he said; “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” You got this!
Whatever you do, whenever you are done, drop the mic and walk out. You are a rockstar.
TripleZmom (@triplezmom) says
Great advice – now if only we could force the world to follow it!
Michele Butcher says
That would be great!!!!
My Journey With Candida says
I am having problems right now with not feeling good about someone that did something to my Hubs and I and then lied about it. If she would just say. Yes, I did it and I am sorry. Instead of saying… I didn’t do it. I could forgive and forget… but not when someone continues to lie.
It is sometimes hard when you make an honest error and you own up to it-which I always do-but the person just won’t tale the apology!
Michele Butcher says
That is hard but just remember it is not your cross to bear.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I think if more people followed that advice, the world would be a completely different place.
Amber Nelson says
We all need to be okay with ourselves. We will all have problems in our lives. Be strong!
I wish people would own up to things. Let’s just own it and deal with making a mistake.
Tough Cookie Mommy says
I completely agree with you. I think people should just own their bad behavior instead of constantly making excuses for it.
Great advice!! It would be nice if we could get everyone in the blogging world to read this!
Sounds like a really frustrating situation. I’m sorry you’ve had a rough week.
Nothing bothers me more than when people cannot live up to their promises and obligations. Good advice from you – don’t look back!
Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories says
Thanks for adding your post to my Small Victories Sunday linky. I will pin it to my Small Victories Sunday Awesomeness board on pinterest and share on social media. I think it’s so important to take ownership both of your victories and your mistakes. No one is perfect, so why pretend to be. Sorry you are losing friendships over it.
Jennifer Williams says
I lose all respect for people when they do not claim their mistakes. I worked with a guy once that told me he immediately had respect for me when I want running past him yelling – I screwed up follow me to find out what I did I do not have time to stop as I need to fix it. He knew that we would have no issues working together because he did not care that I made the mistake (it was huge too), he just appreciated that I did not blame anyone else and was working hard to fix it.
This is a great post. I love the Dr. Suess quote at the end. No wonder he was a DR. 😉
Le-an Lacaba says
Oh some much needed advice for me! Thanks for this. 😀
erin (@abirdandabean1) says
Such good advice. I need to follow it. I have been hashtagging some of my tweets and intsagrams #ownit! I love it. You should to! #ownit
I thought I commented, but I don’t see it, so I’m contributing my two cents again. 🙂
The post resonates with me, esp. in a work sense. It’s very hard to have someone on your team if they’re not going to take their work ethic and responsibilities to heart. Things falling through the cracks sets a precedent that becomes acceptable or even contagious. Best to nip it in the bud… and your post made me think that it’s totally hard to work with people you know and care about (I haven’t, and hope I never have to 😉 ).
OH… I see my other comment now, hahaha, just never mind me. 🙂
Eliz Frank says
Couldn’t have said it better. yes we can move forward once we own it. 🙂
Ashley Gill says
These are great words. Well done! Own your words, FOR SURE!
Ronnie Epstein says
haha great quote by Dr.Seuss. I don’t tend to like his writing but that’s a very true statement. Standing up to one own’s faults and mistakes is so important to growing as a person, and those who don’t, are better left behind.
I liked how you ended this post so true you are a rockstar. This was a great post and i had to share your ending line with my twitter followers credit to you of course.
Michele Butcher says
Go on ahead and rock it! My twitter handle is @Michele_Butcher. Rock away my friend!
The New Classy says
There is nothing that irks me more than people who say or do something and then lie about it later. If you thought it was good enough to say or do before, don’t deny it now. If you think you might need to lie about it later, don’t do it at all. It’s really quite simple.
Amanda McMahon says
I agree – owning it is so hard for some people. i try hard to get my kids to “own it” – i won’t be mad if you made a mistake and you tell me. i will be upset/disappointed if you lie.
Amanda H. says
I love this – so inspirational! In fact, I just had a conversation with my toddler about George Washington and the cherry tree and how it’s better to tell the truth. I’m hoping he “got it”.
I love your Dr. Suess quote to the fullest! I think a lot of people could really benefit from reading this article.
Ashley Wintters says
I agree! It is difficult to get people to admit they are wrong most of the time. Life would be much easier if people would just take responsibility.
Amber Nelson says
That is such great advice. I really think the Dr. Seuss quote is best.