Updated: Oct 26, 2020
“Stop apologizing for being who you are and become the person you were meant to be."
Powerful, confident Wonder Women don't apologize for being imperfectly human, believing in their ideas or wanting to share them with others! They are open to new ways of thinking and don't water down their message to diffuse conflict or keep the peace.
They understand their worth AND apologize when they have done something wrong that deserves an apology. They also understand "I'm sorry..." is not an apology. Often, it is an empathic acknowledgment of someone else's discomfort, hurt feelings or unfortunate experience. Too much apologizing sends the message you don't feel confident in what you are about to say or that you have the right to say it" (Dr. Rachel Busman, Child Mind Institute).
Rachel Hollis, author of "Girl, Stop Apologizing" believes confident, successful women avoid apologies unless there's a good reason. They avoid "Sorry Syndrome", a pattern of over-apologizing for everything even when it is not their fault. "Sorry Syndrome" sabotages careers, personal power and relationships. True apologies imply you acknowledge your actions were wrong, are remorseful and will choose to act differently in the future.
Here are 4 reasons to avoid "Sorry Syndrome":