“ WEEK 125 / 133 – 133 WEEKS TO SUCCESS “
There’s a difference between apologizing and scapegoat. Saying “sorry” recognizes humanity and humility. Scapegoating or taking the blame for a much larger issue, such as an overall structural issue, is a whole other ship to set sail.
Apologize if the error was yours. If something slipped through the cracks or if there was a miscommunication, then own up to it. Apologize if there is something that you could have done to prevent the problem. If it came down to poor time management or just plain oversight, admit your mistake. Don’t shoulder the blame alone if it wasn’t just your fault.
Things happen. The subway will lose power. Your car will break down. Blackouts, brownouts, riots, and more. You can plan everything down to a tee and random, last-minute obstacles will get thrown in your face. People will get angry and they will get upset. They will look for someone to assign fault to. It might be you. Acknowledge it but don’t fall for it. Everyone is ultimately looking out for their own best interest. See where they coming from but know what you stand. Correct the mistake if you can, but if you can’t, that’s okay, too. You are not Atlas.
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Each week, I take a tip from Lois P. Frankel’s book, Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office, and explore how each of these tips affect myself and other women in similar positions on the road to becoming the women we want to be. There are far and few between who are a few steps behind me, and many more who are far advanced. I found that Lois P. Frankel’s advice applied to novice, intermediates, and experts alike. It helped me see that I was already doing right, served as a reminder to keep on doing what I was doing and how to keep that momentum going. The book also showed me areas where I could improve, and gave realistic tips to jump on board. There are a total of 133 tips, and explore one tip per week in a program I call: 133 Weeks to Success.
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