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The Real Reason Why You Must Apologize

Life involves a series of rules, according to the character Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the long-running TV show, NCIS. 

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It’s harder to admit a mistake than to deny you made it. So why would anyone say that making an apology is a sign of weakness?

One of those rules is Rule #6, “Never apologize, it’s a sign of weakness.”

Gibbs got it wrong.

It’s harder to admit a mistake than to deny you made it. So which action is the sign of weakness?

It’s not a sign of weakness to apologize. It’s a sign of strength. But that’s not the real reason why you must apologize.

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