A simple rule of thumb is to do the next right thing.
I spent way too much of my life looking backwards. It never did me any good, it just caused anxiety and depression. It whittled away at my self esteem until I had none. The change came when I decided not to look back at what happened, but to instead look forward to what I have the opportunity to make happen.
I chose to do whatever was right to do. To right my path. To make things right. To move forward.
If I have an argument, the next right thing is to make an apology. I don’t have to dive onto my sword and say that my point was incorrect, I have to say that I handled the situation incorrectly.
If I break an item, or a promise, I have to do the next right thing whether it costs me dollars or pride.
“I was wrong” or “let me help” both take humility, but they give great results and rewards. Good karma comes back around, but the next right thing is to not care if it ever does.
So if you have just finished doing something good or not so good the next step is simple, do the next right thing!