I love the wisdom of Dale Carnegie who said it best when he wrote, “If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically”.
For some reason human beings always want to be right but no one hits 1.000 in that department.
Admitting mistakes has even more value today than ever before because the emerging Millennial generation of which there are 80 million people coming of age puts a high value on authenticity.
The unbelievable hype of the Mad Men generation is no longer believed.
We want to know people who are real and who admit that they aren’t perfect. In fact, the imperfections make our advantages look even more impressive.
So the worst thing we can do is to live like it’s 1999.
Try for perfection.
Accept our best efforts.
And when we’re wrong, don’t waste an opportunity to be real and authentic.