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The Courage To Admit, Acknowledge, Accept And Apologize

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When we think of the word courage, we often think of “break into battle” types of scenarios.

We can envision someone facing danger or difficulty with strength, commitment and confidence.
We can think of words like bravery, perseverance, strength, fortitude and grit.
But there’s another kind of courage that some people actually mistake for weakness: the courage to admit failure or mistake, the courage to acknowledge a wrong-doing, the courage to accept circumstances beyond one’s control, and the courage to apologize when an apology is warranted.
Quiet courage isn’t always easy, because those who shout loudest and who demand the spotlight will surely get it.
In a world of bigger-faster-louder, we need leaders who have the courage to go about their work in a humble, service-oriented way. Leaders who know that it is more important to shine the light on others, rather than demand the spotlight for themselves.
Accolades, awards, recognition and appreciation are wonderful. But they should be the result, not the goal. It takes the courageous soul to accept and recognize that because, after all, we’re human: we like to be rewarded and recognized for the good that we do.
I’ll end with a quote from Mary Anne Radmacher:
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”


There was a conversation in another thread
Where an apology was expected but instead it was chest thumping.
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To Admit, Acknowledge, Admit and Apologise............

mere education and memorising certain part of old relevant / irrelevant texts is not enough.............

....even mere courage is alone not enough.....................

there needs........ development of mind.... that too harmonious development of all faculties of the mind.
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[h=2]The Courage To Admit, Acknowledge, Accept And Apologize[/h]Sir, after a mile long discussions, deviations, deliberations, debates you will end up saying we cant conclude. Why not straightaway say = TBs ?
IF -- by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream--and not make dreams your master;
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
and treat those two imposters the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you have spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
and stoop and build 'em up with worn out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings;
and risk it on one turn of pitch-and-loss,
And lose and start again at your beginnings
and never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
except the will which says to them 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If allo men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everythings that's in it,
And --which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
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