Saturday, April 27, 2013

Apologies for Dummies

If you're going to apologize, do it right. I'm going to outline the 3 (seemingly) simple steps to apologizing.

(cool mom bonus points for blogging in Special Agent Oso fashion)

Step 1:
Recognize you messed up. Every addict knows the first step is admitting you have a problem. And let's be honest, if you need this post for reference (you know who you are) then it's likely YOU are the problem.

Step 2:
Showing sincere remorse for your actions. I really don't care how you do it. We live in a world where cyber is accepted. But face to face is always best. That way the person you are apologizing to can HEAR and SEE your tone. It requires fewer words than trying to convey those feelings via text. Which means less opportunity for you to put your foot in your mouth & screw it all up. But if you do… refer back to step 1.

Step 3:
DO SOMETHING. Or, more often, DON'T! Meaning, an apology is just words unless you follow it up with actions. Changing that part of you that makes you such a douchebag to always need to be apologizing. This is the most important step! And often, much like lathering & rinsing, needs to be repeated. You have to act like you've changed more than just in 1 circumstance for anyone to believe your remorse was sincere (step 2).

That's it!

And of course, if that doesn't work, Or if your ass has used this method too many times for it to be effective....


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