You will never own up your mistakes. You will be brought to a point where you will have no option but to see that you have been an idiot. You will be left option-less.
Till the time you have an option, you will exercise it. Till the time you have an option, you will only choose the ego because only the ego has options. What else will you choose?
Willingly, it is never going to happen. Never, ever! And those for whom it is happening willingly, it is not really happening. If it is happening willingly for you, then it is not really happening. Then it means that it is a part of your internal conspiracy.