Dale Carnegie said it best when trying to win people over to your way of thinking, if you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically. Let’s face it we are only human and we do make mistakes from time to time. Here is an example to illustrate that fact.
I run on the rails to trails system which starts near Old Ashburn Golf course and continues down past Hubbards and to Lunenburg. I am on the trail almost every day, from walks with my dog to long bike rides on the weekend. Today I was doing a 5K run on the trail and came up upon someone smoking which normally one does not run into very often. To make matters worse I yelled out at them for smoking as I ran past. Exercise is how I control my asthma, but poor judgement on my part is not how you win friends and influence people. So on my run back down the trail I stopped when I saw them and apologized emphatically. Thankfully this person was much wiser than me and accepted my apology.
Own your mistakes quickly and apologize sincerely and emphatically when you commit them. Nobody is infallible. Making mistakes proves we are human, learning from them is how we grow.
Today I am thankful for the kind stranger who forgave my error in judgement, my wife’s birthday yesterday which met all her expectations and a change in format in a zoom call yesterday which allowed me to lean so much from others in my field.
“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” Benjamin Franklin
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p.s.s- I should tell you that I am licensed in Nova Scotia, Ontario(M18001555) & in British Columbia(BCFSA #504098).
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