The Healing Power in Saying “I’m Sorry”
There is healing power in saying “I’m sorry.”
When we are apologizing, we may say “I accept responsibility” and express ownership of our actions but often there is a reluctance to directly say the words, “I’m sorry.”
In a recent conversation with one of my executive leadership coaching clients, I encouraged them to consider the healing power of a simple “I’m sorry.”
Beyond acknowledging responsibility, saying sorry can convey genuine remorse and empathy, fostering deeper connections and reconciliation.
In many cultures, including the U.S., it’s a way of making amends by actually saying the words as opposed to merely giving explanations for why what happened happened the way it did.
Don’t underestimate the healing potential of saying sorry. Let your apologies carry weight and sincerity, enriching your relationships and fostering understanding. After all, a heartfelt apology has the power to mend bridges and strengthen bonds.
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