Any relationship whether it be a friendship, a business relationship, whatever, can not withstand someone not owing their mistakes. If you’ve done something to hurt a relationship, stood someone up, had an appointment and didn’t keep it, made a promise to call, to stop by and didn’t do so, you understand the longer you go without owing up to your mistake, the harder it’s going to be to talk to that person.
Oh, Chris I’m running late. I’ll be there in a half hour.
That’s just common courtesy. And maybe because that’s how I TRY to live my life I expect the same in return. As I’ve said here before, we are human and things do happen. But I think it’s more important to admit immediately when you’ve dome something to hurt someone close to you then to let the hurt fester. The longer you wait, the more challenging it will become before you eventually speak up. If a relationship is important to you, it is your job to nurture it. Admit your transgressions immediately and you’ll find your friendships as well as your clients will grow stronger.
Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!