A lot boils down to acceptance..

Some days you are the pigeon and some days you are the statue..

Do we like to accept it though?

A nice framework I’ve heard about when it comes to accepting tragedy is DABDA


Denial – Obviously it didn’t happen..

Anger – Generally, with the world..

Bargaining – Obviously, things can be the same again..

Depression – Realization and sadness..

Acceptance – Finally.. only now comes solution..

This could be applied to making big mistakes as well. However, ‘denial’ can always be misused as even a person telling the truth can be mistaken as someone denying it.