Being Unapologetically Apologetic
Oct 21, 2018
Peace and Blessings!
A friend of mine posted a question on Facebook about a week or so ago asking if people apologize anymore. I didn't have to think about it, because lately my experience has shown that it's hard to come by those who will apologize, even when they know that they are wrong.
I am one who apologizes whether I feel that I am wrong or right. Oh, don't get me wrong, I don't put myself in the position of being taken advantage of because I know why I apologize and I use it for good on all accounts. Apologizing does not make one weak or inferior, as others may think. It actually makes one mature, compassionate, wise and a plethora of other amazing adjectives. Why? Well, let me explain.
When you apologize, you take responsibility for your actions. You take responsibility for your part in the way the situation turned out. When you take responsibility, it shows a level of maturity that is respectable and it gives you power. Not power in the, "I have power over you, so bow before me" sense, power to take control of the situation and how it will affect you after all is said and done.
If a situation ends in a way that is not favorable for the parties involved, it can unnecessarily burn bridges, occupy your mind in a negative way, and hinder your success throughout the day or for ever how long the situation goes unresolved.
Being unapologetically apologetic is being able to take responsibility for any actions that you've caused or could have prevented that could have driven the situation to an unfavorable level. It also means that you are secure enough in yourself that you can be the "bigger person" if need be and check your ego so that you can enjoy your life. It's not necessarily about the other person. It's about you, and working towards being a better you everyday.
Your friend, sister and coach,
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