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Yes, the mistake was made!!!

oopsHow many times it happens when you commit a mistake and try to hide it to the maximum possible time and also from the maximum possible people? I believe it’s natural in all of us that apart from accepting the mistakes, we either try to hide it or try to blame someone else. It’s human tendency and can be seen even in the leaders and professionals. This nature of not accepting the mistakes basically arises due to the fact that in our personal lives, professional environment and social gatherings the mistake is always viewed as “bad”.

In our kindergarten our teachers used to say, “we learn from our mistakes” but as we grow up this teaching gets faded and instead of taking risks of mistakes, we follow the set path.



Before moving further, let’s check the meaning of mistake from the world of dictionary. It is defined as, “an unfortunate, unwise and incorrect act or decision result of a bad judgement, ignorance or inattention.” It is widely separated from error which is defined as a piece of incorrect work. A mistake can be a typo, reading wrong signboards while travelling on highway, pressing foot on accelerator instead of brakes in traffic, mentioning wrong dates on cheque leaves (most of the times happen with year part) and many more which happens in our daily routine. Such kinds of mistakes which happen unintentionally and unknowingly are also termed as strong habit intrusion under which the person who has committed the mistake was in his full senses and the mistake just happened. Thus it is accepted widely that there are different kinds of mistakes and each kind should be handled in its own way. A solution which is acceptable for one mistake may or may not help for others and thus it is recommended to think and discuss before implementing any solution against any mistake. There are certain cultures in the world which are not so true and may be against other cultures but the follower of the same accept it and love them in any manner which sometimes results in bad and non-acceptable results.

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