I’m sorry – simple words that can be highly impactful. Apologizing can be one of the most difficult aspects of being human — there’s a certain amount of vulnerability involved. And yet, simply saying you’re sorry can make a world of difference in someone’s life. This episode is my apology for last week’s episode.
Effective apologies are simple if you know what to say.
When you’ve made a mistake or hurt another person, there are many good reasons why you should apologize. By apologizing, you are able to:
- Acknowledge that you were wrong.
- Discuss what is allowed and not allowed in your relationship.
- Express your regret and remorse.
- Learn from your mistakes and find new ways of dealing with difficult situations.
- Open up a line of communication with the other person.
A sincere apology can also bring relief, particularly if you have guilt over your actions. An apology alone doesn’t erase the hurt or make it OK; it does establish that you know your actions or words were wrong and that you will strive harder in the future to prevent it from happening again.
So that’s the main motivation for this episode. It’s also another walk-and-talk show. There is a lot of wind noise that I would like to say I’m sorry about, even though nature is not mine to control. I’m also talking about the store, mail delivery, installing a screen door, finding my great-grandfather’s grave stone, and several other topics.
This week’s podcast promo: But First, Let’s Talk Nerdy, and the vaccine promo