Accountability is a practice. It is especially difficult when we make mistakes or failed. Being human means we will make mistakes, error and fail from time to time. We will be wrong. It is Not if, but when.

When I find myself in that position, I own my error, explore its roots, and understand its impact on others. I take responsibility for my mistake, I ask others for their feedback as well as their forgiveness. It is a practice. 

How do you treat yourself when you make a mistake? Are you curious about what you have to learn? Did something get triggered? What is your shadow saying? Did you blame someone else? We will all make mistakes and fail, how we address our errors, taking responsibility for them and whether we learn from them, is where the rubber meets the road.