A story is told about General George Patton, the legendary General of World War Two fame. He was once invited to dine at a press camp in Africa. Wine was served in canteen cups; but thinking that he was being served coffee Patton poured cream into his cup. As he stirred in the sugar, he was told that his cup contained wine and not coffee.
Too proud to admit that he made a mistake, Patton replied without hesitating: “I know. I like my wine this way.” And he drank it.
I share this story with you because I think it is hard for us to admit when we make a mistake. We think it reflects badly on us if we say that we were wrong.