I read a great article called: 3 Things Professional Women Should Stop Apologizing For by Amber Mac; http://bit.ly/JIoXey. Just thought I would share some thoughts on this.
I have an assistant that continually says I’m sorry. I have told her numerous times to stop saying it and to be aware of what she is saying. I’ve asked sorry for what? It’s unpleasant for me to hear her say it. It used to really irk me; however, I’ve learned to let it go.
For those who are stuck in the sorry mode; I would suggest really paying attention to your words (all words). After all, words have power and energy; and when said often enough with energy, they will manifest in this physical realm. What are you saying repeatedly and heatedly? Think, why are you sorry? Is it a habit; if so, it is one to lose quickly; think the opposite instead. Ladies, it’s your time to own your power now.
Seriously, what are you sorry about? Is it who you are; what you stand for; how you look, etc.? Rather than be sorry, really look into your inner mirror (go inward) and make a decision on what you’d like to change and then do the work! When you know whose you are (your creator) and who you are your confidence soars and you’ll feel the power flow through you. There is no reason to be sorry if you are living a present focused life.
In the workplace or in business; being continually apologetic denotes weakness; lack of confidence; uncertainty about your intention; lacking strength; indecisivness; and I could go on. Ladies it’s time to grow a backbone and take off the rose colored glasses. Get busy working on being your best self and you’ll have no time to be sorry about your choices, looks, life, decisions, etc. When you are intentional about what you are doing sorry is not a part of the equation.
As you increase your self love, your backbone will straighten and strengthen; apologies will be reserved for the proper times and reasons. And when you feel it; don’t run from it – just Embrace your personal power.
Always grateful and thankful,
Stephanie D. Burroughs