It is easy to run away from them, disclaim them, and act like they didn't happen. Blame them on circumstances, disadvantages, and our own inabilities.
It is much more difficult to own up to them, apologize, and do whatever it takes to make it right. In these times, we must have the ability to put away our pride, look the mistake in the face, and say, "I'm sorry."
As they say, those are possibly the hardest words to utter, but often necessary. The sooner a person can learn to say them, the better off they will be.