How do you deal with a situation in which you realize that you’ve made a mistake and should probably apologize?
I’ve been dealing with this lately quite often. You know, life is tough, life is difficult. Nobody is perfect, we all make mistakes. We are all different and unique, and all of us have been thrown into this little world to live with each other.
No wonder that there are disputes and people who get upset because of something we do or say. This is not the end of the world.
I think the real problem is, that it’s so hard and seems almost impossible for many of us to admit that we’ve been wrong and to apologize. So let’s work on this.
I’ve been “swallowing” my disappointment when people would treat me like an option, or like someone they can take advantage of and use. This wasn’t good for myself. Frankly, I sometimes even treated people like an option and I needed to meet someone who actually called me out on it. It was great. It was shocking and hurtful at the very moment, but in hindsight, it really worked like a mirror. A reflection of how people treated me and that this actually was NOT okay.
So I apologized for my behavior and finally started realizing it for myself. As a result, I started calling people out on treating me this way, too. So, I say THANK YOU to the people who came into my life and taught me this very lesson. It wasn’t the most comfortable experience, but certainly one of the more self-growth provoking one.
Let’s start working on it today. Are you in? Let’s admit when you were wrong and apologize. It’s really not that hard. It will not only make the other person feel better, it will also get you closer to being at peace with yourself.
What are your thoughts on that? I’m curious to hear!
Have a yogilational weekend!