I remember the first time I made a huge mistake on a professional level. I was devastated. How could I make such a huge error? What would my boss think of me? What would my colleagues think of me? What would come of this error…how far was its reach?
This week I made another professional error. New organization, new people, same fear. As I went to the restroom to bawl my already enlarged eyes out, my first professional mistake popped in my head.
I had survived that. Didn’t lose my job, didn’t lose my boss’ respect, learned my lesson and have yet to repeat it again.
So, I washed my face. Applied some makeup and my favorite pink lippy and walked back into the office.
Things happen. Sometimes things we can control and sometimes things beyond our scope. With the things we can control, we take note, move it to the front burner and keep a watchful eye.
You don’t have to be perfect. You can make mistakes. You can fumble—you just have to get back up again and put your best foot forward.
I put away the fear, said my apologies and dove right into correcting the error. No more hiding, no more crying. No more pity.
As we extend grace to those who have made errors that affect us, let’s be sure to also extend a little grace to ourselves.
Just a reminder to self:
Everything is working out
One of my favorite bloggers and best friend in my head shared this beautiful wallpaper back in May and its currently serving as my mood booster:
Stop by and pay her a visit. http://www.inspiredbybeatriceclay.com/2015/05/