Three Brave Words

“I was wrong.”

A warrior has to be confident that they will win every battle.  But what about when “winning” means losing?

Sometimes I get myself into stressful situations by taking on the whole world at once:  meeting deadlines, getting places on time, responding to everyone in a timely fashion, getting finished work sent out, etc.   Many times my wife will provide support as needed or help get me out the door to an event.

Believe it or not, sometimes I’m not always pleasant while she’s helping me.

Here’s where it gets hard for us 8pm Warriors.  We try so hard to take on the world and achieve our dreams, but along the way we may hurt the people we love (and need) because of the condition we leave ourselves in while working late, taking on too much, running, pushing, chasing.

Saturday morning I was rude to my wife because she brought blue socks instead of black when I was late for a luncheon I had.  I was irritated and acted like she was on the opposing side…

I was wrong.

When you spend your whole life trying to be perfect, these words are so hard to say. It’s so hard to admit that you’ve failed.  However, there is still a place for bravery in a modern world, and it takes bravery to do what is right when you’ve done something wrong.

I thought about it on my way home and apologized to her.  It’s amazing what kind of healing goes on when someone apologizes.  They love us, they understand us.  And it means the world when we are honest when we are wrong.  The human side is refreshing.

Just a reminder from one warrior to another.

Have a great night!

Aaron@Biebert

Published by Aaron Biebert

I'm a director, film/video exec producer, leader & 8pm Warrior. I am passionately chasing my goals at all times. I'm listening. Let's talk!

8 comments on “Three Brave Words”

  1. Keep it up Aaron. It’s very natural and way too easy to do wrong. The hard part is acknowledging and confessing it. Thanks for the reminder!!

  2. You rock Aaron. ROCK!

    That you can speak from your heart, that you can put your clay feet up on the table for all to see, and that you can bring healing to what you’ve done wrong… it speaks loudly of your character and integrity.

    It’s not a coincidence that we’re laying it out on the table like this. but whatever it means, I just want to tell you…

    Bravo, dude.

    1. Thanks for the kind words Joanne! Here’s my English translation: “It is the nobility that one shows his greatness, to recognize a mistake is part of your greatness.”

      I must be very noble then, because I make a LOT of mistakes. :-)

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