After testing positive for cocaine, Jones said, “What I will say is that I messed up. It wasn’t a mistake; I can’t call it a mistake, necessarily because I consciously did it.”
As someone who relishes truth telling, I appreciate Jones’ comment. Even though the dictionary defines a mistake as an action or judgment that is misguided or wrong, I like his thinking that a mistake is something more unconscious and accidental such as calling someone by the wrong name or turning off the wrong freeway exit.
After all, if you know the exit you’re choosing only leads to trouble and you still keep going, you’re messing up. And, we’ve all messed up at different points in our lives. Well, I have. The key to turning it around and getting back on path begins with taking an honest inventory of your life and speaking your truth.
Sounds like Jones took a step towards acting like a true champion.