What do you do when

You screw up with lots of people watching?

Do you stand there frozen, feeling like an idiot? Vomit? Apologize quickly?

Or, do you:

  • Laugh at yourself.
  • Appreciate that it could have been worse.
  • Realize that people enjoy top performers’ moments of imperfection.
  • Take steps to avoid doing it again.
  • Deal with it by writing about the experience.
  • Use the experience to study how people reacted.
  • Laugh at yourself some more.

Yeah. The latter. All of it.

What else are you gonna do?

[Inspired by this email I just sent to 50% of my Life is NOYOKE list. ]