Yesterday I had an amazing mediocrity-free moment. As I raced back to my desk to finish off a couple of to-dos before heading to my daughter Moriah’s 6th grade choir concert, a colleague caught me. He apologized for some strong remarks he had made to me at a meeting a couple of weeks ago. I had since moved on and written his comments off as a passionate remark in the heat of a brainstorming session.
But the beauty of the moment was that he took the time to find me and tell me that he was not only wrong but that he was sorry and wanted me to forgive him. Wow! What character! In my eyes he was elevated by his ability to admit he was wrong and come to me to tell me so. We talked for a few more minutes and agreed we both can be passionate about our opinions. Then spent another 20 minutes talking about how many things we really agree on.
Nice ending to the day. Thanks, Michael.
If you want to win every argument, be the person that says you are sorry.
A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. Proverbs 15:1 NLT