I made a mistake. Next, what am I going to do?
First of all, I understood it as a mistake from my side. Then, I accept it and correct it. I also take some precautions so that it won’t recur.
Should I stop here..?
No… something more is there, which is in fact much much important and easily ignored fact.
Explain why it is found as a mistake.
This is very important, because someone else might have followed my deeds along with my mistakes. When I am accepting my mistake, he should understand why it became a mistake now. Otherwise I am paying injustice to him.
I will be learning from my mistakes, (of course if I wish only) but in addition I have to ensure that I haven’t mislead anyone. So I need to explain why it is mistake now. This “why” factor is very important.
When you are accepting and explaining the mistakes, it reveals the “BEST” in you.