Is saying sorry a pattern for you?
Is the “i’m sorry” justified or is it a reflex comment?
Noting how often we apologise and in what situations - at home, work, in relationships - is revealing.
Do we apologise to avoid conflict?
Or are we being empathetic?
Are we prepared to simply acknowledge when we muck up, apologise, and move on?
The more aware of how we conduct ourselves and the greater our understanding of what’s contributing to our behaviour will ensure saying sorry is genuine.
This will give us greater personal power including to take action and change what we are doing and saying if it’s not resourceful.
Read this post by Jen Fisher Editor-at-Large, Work-life Integration and Chief Well-being Officer at Deloitte