To accept blame when you deserve it, try to remember that owning up to your mistakes and being accountable makes you mature and responsible, not weak. If you’ve done something wrong, talk to the person or people involved as soon as possible and admit that you made a mistake. For example, you could say something like, “I was wrong for yelling at you yesterday. Even though I’m upset, it’s not okay.” Then, apologize if the situation warrants it. After accepting blame for something, try to offer a solution to rectify your mistake. For example, if you messed up at work, you could offer to stay late to fix the problem. For advice from our co-author, such as how to gracefully accept the consequences of a mistake, keep reading.
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