What to do when you goof

Hey, we all make mistakes.  The key is to recover from mistakes quickly and effectively, and then try to minimize their recurrence.

  • For every mistake take some action immediately.
  • Be ready to admit fault with a hearty mea culpa if it was your mistake
  • Develop a plan of action to fix the mistake.
  • Figuring out why you goofed is as important as getting it fixed.
  • Don’t be too angry with yourself… move on.
“Recovering from Mistakes: What to do when you goof” by Carl Selinger, Spectrum, December 2005