“I have to apologize.”
Those are the words Steve Harvey, host for Miss Universe 2015, had to say on live television after mistakenly crowning Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez-Arévalo, as the winner of the 2015 beauty pageant.
What’s important to note about this is that Steve Harvey faced a situation that many of us dread…. having to publically apologize for being wrong… and being human.
We all have to face that day at some point in our lives when we had a brain fart, were too tired, overworked or just unfocused. Then we realize we messed up. We made an error on an important project, forgot to contact someone, forgot to pay a bill, etc. etc. Something went wrong and now we have to face the music.
All too often people will make excuses or find others to blame and so few people do what Steve Harvey did; fess up.
Being able to admit you’re wrong is a good thing!
Admitting You’re Wrong Is A Sign Of Strong Character
Often we don’t want to admit we’re wrong because we don’t want people to begin questioning our legitimacy or competency.Many believe that admitting they were wrong shows weakness or ineptness. The danger of that belief, especially for people in positions of power or authority, is that it causes you to defend poor choices, even when you have come to recognize you were wrong.
Failure Is Good For You, Embrace It
Part of the reluctance to admit when we’re wrong is our fear of failure.
Society pushes us to pursue perfection but failure is both inevitable and necessary. It helps us identify our strengths and weaknesses and can even help you learn to grow.
Why do we fall Master Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.