David had to apologize to someone he cared about today and he shares some of the insights that he had through the experience and how to have the courage to realize, accept and make amends for when you hurt someone.
Apologizing does not mean that you’re right or wrong
It just means you value the relationship
More than your ego
In this episode, you will learn:
- How to deal with mistakes when we hurt others
- Teachings of Dr. Aaron Lazar on how to truly apologize
- 4 key steps of apologizing with meaning
- How to use mistakes and apologies to move to a higher level of relationship with a person, instead of a lower level
Items Mentioned in this podcast:
Thoughts from Anne Lamot –
Apology is the end of our struggle with history.
The act by which we untangle from our past by accepting what is actually was.
Apologizing does not make us perfect, but shows our commitment to be honest about our imperfections, and steadfast in our efforts to be better.
Final quote from David:
I am sorry is a Statement
I won’t do it again is a promise
How do I make it up to you, is a responsibility
On Apology by Dr. Aaron Lazar (book)