Stop Apologizing

End of night, I’m cleaning up the bar. It’s still only midnight-ish, so have a ways to go.

Two girls at the bar, one I know pretty well. Gorgeous Asian girl, sweet as can be. Let me tell you. She has got to be in the Top 200 nicest people I have ever met. Probably top 100. There’s only one itty-bitty flaw in her.

She says sorry too much.

I’m sorry Clint, could I have another drink?

Sure!  Absolutely.

I’m sorry Clint, are we keeping you from closing the bar?

No!  Not all.

Clint, I’m sorry, could I use the bathroom before I go?  I’ll make it quick.

You know I know a few people close to me that NEVER says they’re sorry, no matter how much they blunder. There’s one guy in particular, I have known him for 10 years, and I have NEVER heard the word sorry come out of his mouth.

Now that’s just annoying, isn’t it? You screw up, we all do, and sometimes, you just gotta say, “I’m sorry.”

But it’s like many things. You don’t want to overdo anything. You have to keep everything in check if you’re going to make it out of this thing called life in one piece. You can drink, but not too much. You can eat, but not too much. I think it’s ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE to have some control, some restraint in your life. To be able to HOLD BACK. To say, I’ve had a couple drinks, time to go home. Not, I’ll take another, how many, I’ve lost track.

Do you say sorry too much?  You probably don’t even realize you do it. For some people, it’s a tick. So if you do, go for one full day without saying the word sorry. Tomorrow, just do it as an experiment. Go one day without saying you’re sorry. You say it once during the day, you gotta start over. Damn it, I said it!!!  Start over.

Because it’s time now in your life to stop apologizing.

It’s time to have confidence in yourself that you’re saying things and doing things that you don’t have to apologize about.

-Clint Curtis

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