How we handle our mistakes is critical, and we often agonize over them. We especially like this Forbes article, not because it’s political, but because the author reminds us of how to expertly take responsibility and move on.
My advice to President Trump – as well as to anyone who has made a mistake (which includes all adults) — is to recall the words that Ronald Reagan used in closing to his TV address on Iran-Contra.
“Now, what should happen when you make a mistake is this: You take your knocks, you learn your lessons, and then you move on. That’s the healthiest way to deal with a problem… You know, by the time you reach my age, you’ve made plenty of mistakes. And if you’ve lived your life properly — so, you learn. You put things in perspective. You pull your energies together. You change. You go forward.”
No tweets. No excuses. Accept responsibility. Make amends and move on.