But today I was thinking about the other side of the story: how to learn to say I am sorry? How to fight against our own pride that can be the first important wall to break?
- Acceptance: Sometimes, when people are confronted with their mistakes in an adversarial manner, the result is that they will deny them or try to put the blame on others. It is a natural defense. For this reason, it is good to always have a personal time to introspectively examine personal problems and try to take the role of an impartial judge and think if there was something that one could have changed.
- Talk to yourself and be conscious of the reasons why it is important to recognize your part of responsibility in one problem. Not more or less.
- If the answer is yes but you do not want to accept your fault there may be a problem of pride, honesty or self-confidence
- The way you may find to be the most appropriate to communicate this person that you feel sorry depends on different factors including how close he/ she is to you, the level of authority or how you expect this person will feel after this recognition and your personality. Sometimes it can be a message or it could be a more elaborated scenario.
But the most important thing is to view these negative situations forward to be more aware on how you can make your part in a problematic situation for the better.
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