I was just reading a blog with ideas for writing a blog. As any of you who write blogs know, the hardest thing about writing a blog is finding ideas. The article claimed to have 93 business blogging topic ideas. It didn't really, but it had some topics to get a writer started, at least.
One suggestion was to write about something you are not good at which I thought was interesting. I am not good at reading tax codes-they give me a headache and this is why I am a managerial accountant, not a tax accountant. I am not very good with technology issues so I wish we had an IT department. I am not good with insects or rodents. We had a mouse in our house a few years ago and I actually jumped up on a chair and screamed when I saw it, to my chagrin. I like to follow the rules and to maintain order although I am trying to learn to be more flexible.
One thing I have learned as I have matured is that it is ok to admit when you don't know something or you were mistaken about something. One thing I have not learned is how to forgive myself when I make an error. When someone else makes a mistake, I always reassure them that it is ok and I generally am sincere when I say it. Most of the people I know are hard working and conscientious and any mistakes are not due to carelessness. I would say the same is true of myself, but I just really struggle when I do make a mistake. I worry about it endlessly instead of just looking to see if anything needs to be done to correct it and if anything can be done in the future to prevent a similar error.
Any suggestions on how to get over your own mistakes?