So you made a mistake? Now what? Cover it up, fix it or apologize? How about…gasp, accessing the damage, learning what you can and then, moving forward?
I don’t know where you stand with your Judge but mine is ruthless. She looks down her nose at me constantly, worse of all, my Judge is within me, always ready to chirp in, whether I request it or not. I say, as I look forward to this New Year: Judge, you are dismissed! Get lost. Piss off.
I have made a mistake. Is it monumental? No. Will it hurt people? Yes. Most importantly, is it fixable? Yes!
No one likes making mistakes, but they happen. I love the “I Love Lucy Show” (the original, in black and white) because Lucille Ball’s outrageously humorous touch invites us to see mistakes in a funny way. We laugh with her not at her, as she falls into one unexpected dilemma after another. Instead of saying to ourselves: this is terrible; we ‘feel’ in our gut: this is funny!
What if our lives could be the same way? I know it would seem peculiar to LOL when you’ve made a mistake at work or in front of people, at the same time, what if you could view mistakes with lightness of spirit? It happened; you observe; figure out the best way to move forward and then head there without heavy judgement?
These opportunities pop up through pop culture. Look at the recent Mariah Carey case. Say what you want about the woman but her voice is golden; she can sing. She or someone in production made a mistake…noted, and now it's time to move on.