Say “You’re Sorry!”.
Are you going to apologize?
Does any of the statements above sound familiar?
Since an early age, we are being taught to be polite!
To apologize when we are wrong, to not try to offend anyone.
While parents are encouraged to teach their youngsters these core values at such an early age, it can be taken a bit far and be turned into an unhealthy habit.
Don’t get me wrong peeps! Saying sorry is very important when you are clearly in the wrong, or if you hurt someone intentionally or unintentionally in any shape or form.
But there are certain things that you owe to yourself that it’s a SIN to apologize for in my opinion!
These are things that you need to practice yourself and if you happened to be a parent teach them while young too!
I love how Power of Positivity has illustrated these 10 things in a short and sweet video – please watch below:
Quite a nice video! Do you agree?
I personally love the video!
For those who love to read instead of watching a video clip, you’re in luck cause I transcribed the video and added a little commentary to give the article more meat – I hope you enjoy!
10 Things You Should Never Apologize For Not Now, Not Ever!
1. Needing alone time
Me time is a sacred time!
It’s a time to recover and rejuvenate – Never apologize for that!
2. Speaking your mind
Speaking your mind without being an “Asshole” about it is perfectly fine. Eventually, it’ll rub someone off the wrong way but hey, you only live once – don’t hide under a rock!
3. Asking for help
If you need help, ask for it!
Yup, it’s as simple as that!
4. Taking time to respond to messages or do home-work for kids
Adults and kids alike have tasks that they need to do!
So when you’re busy with a certain task, don’t apologize – simply say “My time is occupied with XYZ”
5. Your past mistakes
Your past mistakes are like battle scars, never be ashamed of them!
Wear them proudly and keep them in sight so you never repeat them again.
6. Saying no
While saying “YES” is much easier, there are times where a “No” is required.
If you’re ever in that situation, just say “No.” and shut up! The minute you start to apologize and justify, then you’re giving a mixed signal to the other party so say “No.” and move on.
7. Having a messy house
I disagree with this point a bit as I like to keep a tidy household, but there are times where things can get messy, and that’s perfectly ok as long as it doesn’t turn into a lifestyle LOL
8. Telling the truth
When you tell the truth, you don’t have to keep track of the little lies that you might’ve said.
Honesty is the best policy!
9. Doing well in life
When you’re succeeding in life as an adult or in school or college as a youngster, celebrate it!
This is a topic that can turn into a huge debate, so let’s just agree to disagree if you’re an opposing party 🙂
10. How you really feel.
Your feelings are yours and never be ashamed of them.
Feel your feeling, it’s better than bottling them up.
In essence, life is too short to spend it apologizing for this and that.
So make this your motto: aim to not hurt anyone but at the same time aim not to hurt yourself too by denying your authentic self to shine.
Simple, yet profound.