Learn to apologize

“I’m not going to apologize because I’ve done nothing wrong.” How many times have you heard someone say that to you? I remember my friends utter that phrase several times when we were young, and I’ve also listened to many adults say this at workplaces and shops (to name a few) than I care to remember. The unfortunate truth is, no one likes to be falsely accused, and most people don’t want to apologize for something they didn’t do. The thought of saying sorry when you’ve done nothing wrong, or even worse, when you’re right cause your blood to boil – I can understand that. However, we become indignant or lash out at others, none of which deescalate the situation. 

learn to apologise

Relationships can be beautiful buffers against pressure and stress. However, relationship conflicts cause considerable stress and emotional pain. You understand that you have to apologize and when can repair damaged relationships, but if you don’t understand this (how to apologize sincerely). You can make things worse. 

A practical and sincere apology communicates genuine remorse, regret, and remorse, as well as a promise to learn from your past mistakes. In other words, you have to believe you did something wrong – accepting the fact that you’re wrong and feeling sorry for the hurt you’ve caused. 

“Apologize when you’re wrong; stop looking for quotes that support your stupidity.

There is a time and place for apologizing even if you aren’t guilty. However, it is essential to remember that saying sorry is not necessarily an admission of guilt; it is a responsibility. It means you are taking responsibility for moving past the troubles and improving on the hostile situation that’s at hand. So, what are some of the reasons to apologize even if you’ve done nothing wrong? 

  • Take one for the team. 

There are times you need to take one for the team. Even if you aren’t at fault, you should take the blame on their behalf when your team just dropped the ball. The only weak leader will throw their team under the bus when they have an issue. As a leader, you shouldn’t absolve yourself of any responsibility and blame the tram instead. However, apologize for the mistakes their team makes, whatever blame comes their way. 

  • Choosing your relationship over being right

Just as we’ve highlighted in a different article (choosing to be kind over being right), you also need to choose your relationship over being right too. When difficulties arise in your current relationship, it’s a natural human instinct to play the blame game. If the other person is in the wrong, we automatically gloat in the satisfaction of being right. It is also easy to dive into the end of the pool of self-righteousness. However, it takes emotional maturity to prioritize the state of the relationship over the need to be correct. Apologize for the pain and difficulty of the current state, even if you aren’t responsible for the issue. So, when next you have a problem with someone, apologize and stop looking at quotes that support your stupidity. 

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