I hate to bother you but could you do me a favor and read my blog post? Sorry to interrupt but I’d love to hear your feedback. I really don’t want to be a pain. Does this sound like you?
Do you walk around and apologize all of the time? Even when you haven’t done anything wrong?
You may be doing this without even realizing it, like I was. Then I saw the above Pantene ad entitled Not Sorry, and it made me think about my interactions, both professional and personal. While this issue is more common to women, it can affect anyone.
Here’s the problem: constantly apologizing makes you appear unsure of yourself and weak — two things you don’t want to project in the business world (or life for that matter). It also leaves others with the impression that you’re always messing up, which you’re not.
So if you make a mistake, apologize for it. If not, leave the apologizing to someone else.
Related Reading: I’m Sorry, but Women Really Need to Stop Apologizing
Don’t Be Sorry, Chime In!
Do you find yourself always apologizing when you haven’t done anything wrong?
How do you think people will treat you differently when you stop apologizing all the time?
Are strong, assertive women labeled as aggressive or bossy?
Thanks for reading!