November POWerful Word – DEPENDABILITY – Week 4

Everyone makes mistakes- you, me, your parents, teachers, friends- everyone! Nobody is perfect. When we are dependable people and we have made a mistake, it’s important to be accountable. Remember AAA. That means (1) Apologize (2) Admit your mistake (2) take Action to make the situation better. Today, let’s talk about apologizing. It’s not as simple as saying “I’m sorry.” For example, there is a difference between saying; “Sorry!” and saying “I’m sorry for ripping your book. I’d like to use my own money to buy you a new one.” How are those 2 statements different? It’s not always easy to admit mistakes and apologize– why do you think that is true (i.e. afraid get into trouble, embarrassed). How does apologizing help? How could you apologize if: (1) You were late, (2) Forgot an appointment; (3) Yelled at your friend. Great!

If you have time: What is a mistake you have made- and how did apologizing help make it better?