Greg Rolfe en Leadership, Coaching and mentoring, Directors and Executives Pastor • Beacon Hill. Baptist Church 20/9/2016 · 1 min de lectura · +400

The frustrating reality of “I am Sorry”

The frustrating reality of “I am Sorry”As we grow in our lives we make a number of mistakes, some large others not so bad but mistakes are made. What we learn from these mistakes is that the phrase “I am sorry” does not fix or repair said mistake.

Yes we are truly repentant for our actions but the broken door or hurt feelings are not fixed. There are many situations where an “I am sorry” is all we can say but the damage is already done and is not healed by our regret.

How many times have you heard the phrase “I said I was sorry” from someone who was taught that concern over the situation was enough. Yes, I agree that there is not always something we can do after we error, but we must also understand that there are real consequences as the result of our actions.

How many times have we said “I wish I had not done/said that”? We must be concerned before we act not just after. And yes while I understand we cannot all ways be “in the moment” we can learn to be more alert to the actions we are doing and not just live in the, wow, I am sorry. As my grandma always said “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure”.

May your day be filled with wonder and opportunity!

Blessings.


Greg Rolfe 21/9/2016 · #2

Excellent application! Also great advice. #1

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mohammed khalaf 20/9/2016 · #1

Mind Your Mouth. As in, speak slowly. The tendency is to speak faster and faster when we are nervous. That can cause major slip-ups and can prevent you from catching errors of thought or inappropriate speech on the fly. When you reduce your speaking speed, you allot your brain time to catch up with what you are saying, which allows you to redact, revisit, or retract any slip-ups.

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