ESSENCE Poll: How Do You Bounce Back From a Mistake?

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Steve Harvey owned up to a big mistake Sunday after declaring the wrong winner for Miss Universe 2015. How do you deal with mistakes?

Miss Universe 2015 host Steve Harvey suffered an embarrassing moment Sunday when he wrongfully declared Miss Colombia the winner of the competition when Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach from the Phillippines actually won.

Harvey took full responsibility for the mishap and apologized to the audience saying, "OK folks ... I have to apologize. Let me just take control of this. This is exactly what's on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake. It was on the card."

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He then sent out an apology on Twitter following the show.

I'd like to apologize wholeheartedly to Miss Colombia & Miss Philippines for my huge mistake. I feel terrible.

Secondly, I'd like to apologize to the viewers at that I disappointed as well. Again it was an honest mistake.

I don't want to take away from this amazing night and pageant. As well as the wonderful contestants. They were all amazing.

When you make a mistake, big or small, how do you bounce back from it? Do you apologize? Rectify the situation? Just keep it moving? Let us know in the comments below.

QUESTION:
How do you bounce back from a mistake?
I own up and apologize
92%
I ignore it
1%
I try to fix things
7%
Other
0%
Total votes: 359

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