Oh, please admit it --- you hate to admit but PLEASE admit it . . . Yes, I have messed up(substitute the screw-up word of choice)..... As much as it may pain you to say it ... it happens .... yes, to all of us. So as Realtor Judi Barrett from Oklahoma writes . . . fess up, face the consequences and move on. Read on for more great insights...
Via Judi Barrett ~ Integrity Real Estate Services ~ IDABEL, OK
You messed up... What are you going to do about it? ... The Defining line between whether you're a professional or not!
I have yet to meet the perfect person. I have yet to meet the person that does NOT make an occasional mistake. I've made my share and probably will continue to do so as long as I live on THIS earth.
So what do you do after making a mistake? What's the next move? How do you handle it?
Miracle Mike's motto is one that stayed with me when I read it right after joining Active Rain. Hopefully he won't mind if I repeat here:
- I show up ON TIME.
- I do WHAT I SAY I'm going to do.
- I FINISH What I start.
- If I mess, I 'FESS UP & fix it
To me he drew the line defining professional attitude and actions.
So what do you do if you mess up?
I try to follow Mike's example and 'FESS UP & fix it.
Some things can't be fixed but if it's my fault that it's messed up, I'm going to do my darnest to get it fixed...
My promise to you..
and Mike, thanks for putting it out there where the world can call you to account for it.
If I ever have clients moving to Arizona that are going to need a mortgage, you're going to the first person that knows about it.