Apologizing. A situation that can be difficult for everyone at any given time. But yet, we all like to receive an apology when we get hurt. So, why is it so hard for us to do when we have hurt others? Well, I found an article on NBC's today.com which lists reasons why apologizing can be hard. Although each circumstance is different, I believe these few items do a good job of covering all spectrums.
- fear of rejection
- being given a cold shoulder
- some feel is a sign of weakness
- feeling vulnerable
- admitting incompetence
- prefer to stay in denial
- pride or ego getting in the way
- lack of empathy
- don't want to face own flaws
Apologizing does not mean you are weak, does not mean you are incompetent, and does not mean you are wrong. It actually means that you are able to become the bigger person. To me, being the bigger person symbolizes strength and maturity. It takes a strong person to be vulnerable.
Relationships are worth setting pride aside for 5 seconds to say just 3 simple words, "I am sorry."
Questions of the Day:
1) From the list, which is the reason that causes you to avoid apologizing?
2) What helps you to be able to say you are sorry?
3) Is there someone who is in need of an apology from you?
❤ Nichole ❤