Friday, March 8, 2013

Make It Right

I made a mistake today. That isn't news on its own as I end up making many mistakes every day. This one was particularly vexing however since it was the result of an incorrect assumption on my part. Fortunately, I was able to remedy it fairly quickly although the process will take a while (thank you Google for providing easy-to-find answers.)

It does remind me how important it is to handle our errors in the right way. When we respond poorly we shift blame to other people, cover it up so that no one finds out, and act out in misplaced anger and frustration. We become egocentric, weak-willed people who won't accept responsibility for our actions. Instead of a society coming together in trust we become a suspicious people that believes everybody else of working against us.

Our character is strengthened when we choose to accept responsibility and look for solutions to correct our mistakes. If our families adopted and taught this philosophy to our children it would be a game-changer. Not only would our homes be better places to live, but we would be developing honest, humble leaders for our communities.

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