It’s about integrity. Certainly, we can make mistakes. We are all entitled to that. But then we must own up to them and if we do, there is no shame in that.
Second, if we except responsibility for what we’ve done, then we must release the guilt that can accompany making mistakes. Guilt waste our energy. It keeps us from progressing, from making amends, and from growing. Guilt has no place in a truly successful life.