The good news is that we are all learning and growing. The challenging news is that we are all learning and growing, and that means we will make mistakes, fall down, and occasionally mess things up completely. People leave, organizations fail, and opportunities are lost. It is important that we as leaders acknowledge our mistakes and allow for grief and disappointment. If we do this, we learn, subsequently grow, and become wiser.
This is a marvelous thing indeed. When we eventually pick ourselves up and continue to practice, each “mistake” becomes a learning/growing step, which is essential on a joyful path.