A mistake or a misstep is not the thing that will bring you down.
Letting it slide is. IF letting it slide is not intentional.
If you let repairs at your house go unchecked, soon you’ll have to replace/repair on a larger scale.
Life is the same way, the longer you wait to address the change you need to make or to correct your misstep, the longer it will take to get back to where you were going.
Which means that maybe the misstep was a distraction or a divergent path in your life story anyway. But was it intentional?
The first time you let the error go out and knowingly don’t correct it, is the first time you lower your standards – IF it is not intentional.
The first time you lower your standards leads to the second time and by the third time everyone around you is lowering theirs.
It’s not perfection we should be looking for, it’s intention. What blemishes are we willing to allow people to see? How do we perceive ourselves? If it’s not intentional people see it before you do and change their perception of you. Maybe that’s your intention?
Letting the error slide is fine, but letting it happen again and again might be something that needs more attention and intention.