Last week I had a total balls-up: I was meant to host a Live Chat... and I totally forgot!
I didn’t show up... to my own online event!
I felt terrible.
I hold them every two weeks in the community I freelance for, so it’s not like it’s the event of the year... but it was still shitty.
I was having one of “those” days: my husband was away; I was on the wrong day due to Thanksgiving here; the baby is super clingy and won’t be put down...
Anyway, it was a f*ck-up, and I felt really bad.
So, what can we do when we mess up?
Well, I did the only thing I could:
(Namely: alerts that get louder and more irritating; and being aware of when I have crazy weeks. Because I also started my fall accountability program last week – nothing like timing, eh!)
It made me think: although what happened was shitty, things are always fixable.
We’re gonna mess up – that’s guaranteed if you’re working out of your comfort zone – but it’s how you deal with it that makes the difference.
You can try to cover it up, or you can own up, and take steps to rectify the situation.
And then (most importantly), move on.
Whenever we’re working on a new project or goal - something that’s bigger than us - we’re gonna have mishaps and learnings. It’s how we grow.
I mean, some mess-ups are really bad, and you might spend a while trying to make amends.
But start. Make the amends. Do what you can. Apologize, and ask what you can do to help the situation.
And remember that most things aren’t as bad as they seem.
It reminds me of a quote I love:
“Will it matter in five years? No? Then it doesn’t matter now.”
It doesn’t mean that nothing matters. But remember: most things are pretty damn fixable.
Now, I’m off to prep for my next Live Chat ;)
How about you - help me feel better! What mess-ups have you made (that you’re willing to share)... and how did you fix them?
Yours, in humanness,