We’ve all done it. Said the wrong thing. Maybe even at the wrong time.
But what we do next is what makes the best people the best. They lean in to the moment. They are confident in themselves. They quickly correct. Like a person who can disguise a trip on the sidewalk. The best people admit their misstep. They might even make a joke. They apologize. And they move on. Most important, they are are kind to themselves. They don’t let that interaction taint all interactions going forward.
So next time, and there will be a next time, be confident, be kind and move forward.