In business and life there is never a wrong time to do the right thing. There are many difficult situations in life that can be improved if one party just does the right thing. Just goes to the other person and says, I’m sorry, can you forgive me?
Men are probably the worst offenders because they don’t like to show vulnerability and certainly don’t like to talk about it. Some men will spent their entire lives with unforgiveness hanging over their hands. Men especially think that if they just ignore what happened, the other party will forget and everything will be ok. So many times, the event could be put to rest if a simple conversation was initiated.
Many of life’s big issues start as a small misstep that is left unattended and could be corrected so easily with a soft word. I know people today that when I see them, it is hard not to remember the kind of person they used to be. We are not like God in that he literally forgives and forgets and remembers the wrong no more. We as humans still have a memory chip and can recall what was done but we also are capable of grace and forgiveness. I suspect that we all have friends today and possibly even good friends that disappointed us years ago but the issue was dealt with quickly and resolved and that same person has now become a friend to you.
The only person you can control is you. You cannot control whether someone accepts your apology, rather all you can do is clear your conscience by doing the right thing. KT