At times we have all stumbled, made mistakes and absolutely made the wrong moves. Some more bone headed than others. The key is that we must learn, evolve and become better from these experiences. No one is perfect and if we can learn than we are better.
It is in these defining and painful moments where not not just build character but prove you have character in the first place. To me these moments are when you take the narrative back and lead from the front with conviction and passion. Do not allow your critics to get in your head and twist you like a pretzel. Courage is what is needed.
For sure, these moments are not for the faint of heart but stepping outside the moment and being bigger than the moment you will succeed. Greats leaders do this consistently where others do this only occasionally.