Persuasive Speech On Making A Mistake

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Have you ever messed up, made a mistake, chose the wrong words to say in a situation, or outright argued with someone in a place and time you shouldn't have? No matter who or where you are, I can guarantee your answer to this question is yes as nobody is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. The difference between someone who succeeds in life and someone who is doomed to fail is the willingness to accept the fact they made a mistake. A person cannot stop making mistakes until they have made a few, and then learned from them, helping to stop making such mistakes. Countless times have I made mistakes and then made excuses instead of accepting that I was wrong. The longer I carry on in my life, the more I have come to fully regret these decisions, …show more content…
I am not one who would argue with a teacher, as I know my place in the classroom environment. There are, however, students who cannot admit they have made a mistake in the classroom, especially not in front of their classmates, and fight the teacher over it rather than taking responsibility for their actions. A prime example of this is when students are talking in class and the teacher tells them to be quiet, but the student cannot take responsibility and says something about how they weren't talking. After a while, this escalates rapidly what often becomes a shouting match with the teacher, often resulting in a detention or worse for the student. If students were to admit their mistakes in these situations, they would be able to save their pride and name within the school. However, their failure to do so often results in a much steeper punishment for these students. The classroom is one of the places where you can see people not accepting their mistakes, whether because they fear embarrassment, or because they don't want to bend to the teachers orders. If a student stopped, accepted that they were wrong, and learned something, they could easily avoid such confrontations in the future, making their life infinitely …show more content…
My father has always been an extraordinarily honest man, working hard every day. He works at a very serious job where there is no room for excuses to be made over errors. I cannot count the times that I have seen my dad break something, tell someone the wrong detail, or simply do his job wrong. Although he often makes mistakes, I have never seen the man make a single excuse as to why he messed up. Every time he makes a mistake, he just stops whatever he is doing, sees the best way to go about correcting it and does so. He never comes up with a reason as to why it is not his fault, but rather he just fixes his problem and moves on with the job at hand, unlike a lesser man who would make excuses, cast blame on others, and not try to fix the problem. My father has always had the mindset of a mistake being a lesson not yet learned, and that acceptance of a mistake is the first step in learning it. My dad is one of the few people I see admit to their mistakes and move on in

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