"More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them"- Harold Smith
The tragic consequence of repeating a mistake that made you to fail is a more horribly repeated failure. It’s like a formula that always produces wrong answers. It doesn't matter whether you repeat it 13 times in 13 years; you will get the same result!
What made most successful global failures to become success achievers today is not a crime, corruption or contempt. It’s rather their ability to learn from their mistakes and then coming again with a better approach.
Don't deny the attribute that you are fallible. You may make mistakes. That is why behind the pencil is an eraser. The denial of the pencil to have made unethical marks means, the eraser will also not work.
The denial of a mistake is an assurance about the repetition of that failure! You can only make good corrections when you accept them.
Live life so well!