UPDATED May 7th, 2018
It’s happened to all of us. At some point or another, we’ve had a time in our lives when we’ve made a messy mistake. It’s never easy to swallow your pride and admit you’ve made an error, but if you learn from it, you can make the situation better for everyone involved. As art critic John Ruskin famously said,“It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.”
Knowing that you should apologize and make amends is one thing, but actually doing so is another task entirely, and it’s often harder than we realize. They key is getting over your ego in order to move forward so that you can do better next time. To help you, here are 15 ways to master the art of swallowing your pride.