It’s interesting to see the aftermath of a mistake.
Someone says something wrong, well they are going to do it again so let’s write them off.
Someone didn’t approach the problem in the way you would have and it went sideways, not doing that again.
Someone tried beyond their hardest, went too far and well we wouldn’t want that person to try again now would we.
Someone was already overloaded with everything else on their plate and dropped the ball on this one thing, well then, they are totally undependable and never, ever will be again.
It’s better to hold a mistake over someone’s head forever and not giving them the chance to make that same mistake again.
Sorry, poor choice of words – it’s easier – not for them but for us. That way we don’t have to go through that chance at a mistake again; don’t have to work through it with them when we have so many other things on our plate, don’t need to have that feeling of being let down again.
We don’t like that feeling and we want to do everything we can to avoid it.
Who wants to feel that way again?
What’s that saying?
Fool me twice, shame on me.
That was written by someone who looked at the aftermath of the mistake as to how it affected them, not how it affected all those around them.
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