You are here

Taking responsibility for your mistakes

Dr. Paul
photo of flowers

Not long ago, I agreed to do something, but didn’t follow through. A few days later my good friend communicated his disappointment with me.

I was embarrassed and I felt bad. Of course, I had several good reasons why I hadn’t followed through (excuses), but I have come to realize something important. There is no excuse for not following through on our agreements. If I make a mistake, or let someone down, I have to take full responsibility for my actions---no ifs, ands, or buts.  But then what? Where do I go from there? Read more about Taking responsibility for your mistakes

Topics: 

Are you a sensitive person?

Dr. Paul
photo of sad woman

Some people are just more sensitive. It’s simply the way they are.

The other day, my wife and I visited a close friend who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. After we left, Diane sat on a bench, sobbing. She was shaken by the reality of his condition. I was also upset, but it doesn’t register the same way with me. Read more about Are you a sensitive person?

Are you a people pleaser?

Dr. Paul
Photo of many with many arms

Mary says “yes” to everyone.

She is loved and appreciated by her friends and family. After all, she is always willing to do whatever others ask of her. Indeed, Mary is described by everyone as kind and generous---to a fault. Read more about Are you a people pleaser?

Pages

Subscribe to The Everett Clinic RSS