Monday, January 10, 2011

Do You Find It Hard to Apologize?

Offering an apology doesn’t come easy when you’re the one who’s made a mistake or done something wrong. Yet those two simple words, “I’m sorry,” go a long way to making amends and restoring a relationship. Learn what may be keeping you from apologizing and the benefits you’ll experience when you do.

Who do you find it hard to apologize to? And what kinds of things do you find it hard to apologize for?
"It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize." - Stephen Covey, American author

“If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.” - Aldous Huxley, British novelist

"If people were really to sit down and honestly look at themselves and the consequences of their actions, they would try to live their lives a lot differently.” - George Lucas, American movie director


  1. Great insights about something we all need to do better!

  2. Thanks, Denny. I believe if people fully realized the transformations that can happen with a sincere apology, they would be more inclined to offer them more often.

  3. I love the fact that you have mentioned "sincere apology" vs "an apology". There is a vast difference between the two and nothing says, "I'm sorry", than when it is truly felt and sincere.

    Thanks for the good read.

  4. You are so right, wordwhacky. People easily sense when someone is being genuine, and that sincerity goes a long way in strengthening the relationship.


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