by Amalia

Sometimes apologizing doesn’t mean that you are wrong and the other is right. It only means that you value the relationship more than your personal ego.

— Anonymous

Apologizing is one of the things that many people try to avoid. Some people are not brave enough to say it. They refuse to face the reality. But they are brave enough to make mistakes and betray the other person. Some people think that apology automatically puts them in the weakest position. But actually, they are already in the weakest position by the time they decided not to apologize.

Randy Pausch once said, a good apology consists of three parts:

  • Say that you are sorry, e.g. I’m sorry that I hurt you
  • Admit that what you did was wrong, e.g. it was my fault
  • And ask the other person, how do I make it right?

The third part is the part which many people tend to forget. But it’s very essential — that’s how you see whether or not the apology is sincere.

So, when you screw up, do apologize 🙂