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Seniors: Admitting Failures, Celebrating Gains

Nov 1st, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Admitting failures is one of the most exasperating things we ever have to do. We don’t like to shine the light on mistakes made, failures embraced, failures that were embarrassing and revealing of our own weaknesses. While that, all of that, says more about us than we would like, being able to admit our failures uncovers a side of us about which we should proud.

Opening up to the admission of failure is a strength. It is evidence of character. It gives witness to someone who is bigger than his or her faults. It magnifies the better qualities in us. So, why should there be reluctance when it comes to our needing to admit our failures? We just don’t like to open the door to our closet of failed actions, poor judgment, misspoken comments, slip ups, stupid mistakes, all of it.