Apologizing can be one of the most difficult things to do. But it’s only because you make it this way. It can be a simple process, however it requires taking your ego out of it.
Be Sincere When You Apologize
If you’ve done something wrong and hurt someone, then it’s only right to apologize. I know this has not been easy for me. You don’t want to admit that you’re wrong.
You don’t want to acknowledge you’ve hurt someone. But when you do decide to acknowledge it, then be sincere. Don’t give a flimsy apology. Be genuine.
The Emotional Benefits of Apologizing
Your ego gets in the way when trying to apologize. It’s not easy to admit something or a mistake. But there are numerous emotional benefits to apologizing.
- It Makes You More Human
- Softens You and Makes You More Understanding
- Shows You Care
- Allows You to Move Past Your Anger
- Heals You and the Other Person to Whom the Apology is Directed
- You Feel Proud and Good About Yourself
It Makes You a Better Person
Most of all, it takes courage to apologize. It makes you a better person. It humbles you and people respect you for apologizing considering most don’t do it out of ego. And it shows you have integrity and self-respect as a person.
How do you feel when you apologize? Please share with me in the comments.