- Dr. Mena Birett
Updated: Jul 14, 2020
The problem is that we fall into an apology trap. By default and habit we apologize for our performance in school to protect ourselves, so people wouldn’t think we are an underachieving person.
When you apologize for your academic performance, you’re basically saying:
I am not good enough
I’m silently keeping score of what is good enough
I put great importance on how my grades appear and maybe, when I see or hear about others’ grades I’m keeping score, too.
When we apologize for what we have it makes others feel uncomfortable, it discredits the work we have done, and it reveals the true state of our heart. Ouch.
People caught up in perfection are usually much harder on themselves than they are on others.
No apologies necessary.
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