Knowing when to apologise can be tricky in life, and business. How often have you heard “don’t apologise, it makes you look weak!” or something similar. It could be this that makes it so hard for people to apologise.
Apologies are something we love to receive and yet so often, hate to give. As humans, we err, we make mistakes.
So it is important that you DO apologise.
Just not when it’s about your boundaries and being yourself.
A good apology has the power to repair relationships and restore respect, writes Edwin L. Battistella in his book Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology. A poor apology, conversely, “leaves transgressions unresolved or even causes new harm”.
Don’t hesitate to say “I was wrong,” or “I’m sorry I…”
Take responsibility for your own mistakes. Have personal accountability for the actions you make as a result.
By being accountable, you are setting boundaries, and this is where we don’t apologise. A boundary is not a bad thing, it is a very important component that assists to accelerate growth to where you want to go and grow to in your business.
Having clearly established boundaries makes decision making easy. It allows you to only commit to things you know you will do, or want to do. And that leads onto not committing when you don’t want to. If you don’t plan to do something, say so, without apology. “Thank you but no” has a lot of power. Hold your boundary and ask the person to come and meet you wehere you are at. This shows that you believe in their ability and then you can move forward together.
Boundaries without apology means you get more done in less time and can gain your life back. Enjoy your freedom, family, wealth, impact, and more fulfillment in each and every day.
And when an apology is needed, you need it to bring the matter to an end where all parties can acknowledged it’s been dealt with and we can all move on’.
Being accountable isn’t being perfect, it’s being human.