The word ‘sorry’ is a simple five letter word but it takes a lot of effort and requires guts to accept one’s mistake and apologize for the same. Now these days this word has become so common that it has lost it’s real meaning. Often, we apologize because we worry or care too much about the people that we really don’t want to lose, no matter if we do it just to save the relationship even if we aren’t at fault. This is why because we put their feelings above our own needs. We get caught up in situations when apologizing is necessary, but you should also remember that you don’t have to be extremely nice to accept the blame for everything that’s wrong in this world. Unless you’re really at fault and you’ve done something that is worth apologizing, only then say ‘sorry’.
You should know that there are certain things, you shouldn’t apologize for, like ever. You’ll be stunned to know after reading this article that if someone expects you to say sorry for these things, you should just say, ‘Oh! Please, Not apologizing for this’.
1- For saying, ‘NO’ – You don’t have to agree to everything, there are many things which you might not like and for that you can clearly say a NO, it itself is a complete sentence. No explanation is to be given after saying this, and you shouldn’t be apologizing for something you’ve disagreed to. You can have your own choices, likes/dislikes, right? So why will you say ‘sorry’ for something you don’t like? You have to be confident enough to make a statement, don’t think what others would think of your decision. Like, ‘Sorry, I said no for the dinner’. ‘Sorry, I had to say no to your birthday party’. It’s your life, you are the master of it, you have the right to decide so stop saying ‘sorry’.
2- For your choice of career- You don’t owe an explanation to anyone for choosing any course as your career, forget about any sort of apology. No one, I bet no one would even bother when you’re struggling, the moment you accomplish and succeed, everyone will start remembering you then. This is how society works on the ground level, you don’t have to apologize for choosing anything you like, to be your career, let’s say for example, modelling, makeup artist (guy), pilot(women), run a chocolate parlour etcetera.
3- Your beliefs- Make sure you’re not apologizing for believing in something you know to be true or it exists, for example, ‘I believe that everything is controlled by the almighty, and with his divine guidance only, every chapter will unfold as per it’s divine timing’. Neither are you compelling anyone to believe in your beliefs nor anyone else should intimidate you to apologize for the same. You have every single right to value and respect your beliefs, and so does everyone else should.
4- Trusting your intuitions- Trusting your guts, following your instincts isn’t wrong by any means. Even if you decide to do anything out of the box, you don’t have to worry about what others will think, trust your instincts and make sure you don’t say sorry for this. Chase your potential work hard to achieve it, concentrate on what’s important. Even if your decision takes you to failure, it doesn’t matter, you don’t owe an apology.