This article explains PCA's notion of a "Mistake Ritual." That is a technique that helps people quickly acknowledge a mistake and move beyond it, ready for the next needed action. Several real-world examples of high-profile athletes using a mistake ritual are included. There also is a section on "flushing" mistakes (immediately ridding one's mind of the mistake) and "parking" the mistake for later consideration, so it does not go unaddressed.
This article is from Positive Coaching Alliance, a website that develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to 1,500+ free audio-video and printable tips and tools at www.PCADevZone.org, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.