Use these tips get you back on track after making an error and as tool to further develop your professional and personal skills.
1. Start by recognizing your mistake
Acknowledging your error is much better than simply avoiding it or giving any excuse: actually, it gives you an opportunity to show maturity and responsibility.
2. Dominate your emotions
After making a costly mistake it’s very likely that your emotions are not in balance: try to be calmed and don’t take things personally.
3. Apologize by offering a solution
If necessary, apologize to the person directly affected by your mistake. However, it’s better to come up with a possible solution to correct you error.
4. Accept the consequences
Reprimands or sanctions may come after your mistake: if this is the case, accept the consequences and carry out your tasks without complaining.
5. Reflect on the situation
Whatever you have done always recognize your shortcomings and look for solutions. Also, you should have in mind that, sometimes, mistakes are so serious that can’t be undone and that the best solution for your professional career is to find another job.