I’m a big believer in that if you put the effort in, you get something good back in return. You will make mistakes in life, everyone does, but God loves a trier. If I can offer anyone some advice, it’s put the effort in. Don’t hide behind others. Don’t wait to be told. Don’t make excuses. Think ahead, plan. Use some fucking initiative. Take pride, think of others. Don’t sit back and think “someone else can sort that out”.
If you want to be taken seriously by others, show that you are serious and not someone out for an easy ride.
Admit mistakes, admit you were wrong. Fix things. Learn, teach. Inspire!