“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!