Taking Responsibility and Using Your Intuition
I have to say that it is really refreshing to have someone in power say "Oops, my bad." I don't think it shows weakness, I think it shows strength and that you have confidence in yourslef that you can learn from your mistakes. For 8 years I waited for George Bush just once to say that he may have made a mistake...about anything...even what was served at a state dinner...anything!
The ability to admit and learn from mistakes is something I very much want to instill in my children and I'm not sure how I do that well if the leader of our country isn't able to. So thank you to Barack Obama for being human.
I know he's going to make mistakes. I don't care if he makes mistakes. I want him to take responsibility and learn. It's the way I've tried to live my life, both personally and professionally.
Now, more than ever, I have decisions to make everyday. If I didn't know that I could say, "my bad." I might be too terrified to make any decision. And when making decisions I've recently learned to listen to my gut instincts
. They may seem wrong at first but not in hindsight.
Fortunately my decisions are much smaller scale than President Obama's and the pressure on me is self-imposed.