After reading Extreme Ownership by Jocko several years ago, I decided to stop apologizing.
Unnecessarily over-apologizing, I mean.
A lot of women are raised to be less obtrusive, less offensive, and we’re quick to apologize for trivial things like someone else bumping into us, or for apologizing to the bartender for making the wrong drink.
Instead, develop a mindset shift and take extreme ownership. Become a leader and get to the root of the problem in a productive way. Utilize the phrase “I’m sorry” for when it really matters, not for everyday situations or it loses sincerity.
Some things to never apologize for include:
- Asking questions
- Voicing your point of view in a respectful way
- Standing up for people and causes you care about
- Being yourself
What are some things you should never apologize for?