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5 Things You Should Never Apologize For

Uncategorized Oct 12, 2023

In a world where conformity is the norm and fitting in is prioritized, it’s important to remember that authenticity is the key to genuine happiness and fulfillment. 

Empowering oneself isn’t about being reckless or inconsiderate but about understanding the innate worth and uniqueness you bring to the table.  We wear many masks as a safety barrier between us and others. When we remove them, we expose the anonymous, mysterious, silent soul we’ve been hiding behind and reveal the truth of who we are.  Lean into the uncomfortableness of your authenticity and love who you are created to be.  With that in mind, here are five things you should never apologize for. 

1.   Being Yourself

No two people are alike, so why do we strive hard to fit into someone else’s mold?  When you try to be someone you aren’t, you will never get what you want.  The beauty of humanity lies in our differences, quirks, and peculiarity. By being our authentic selves, we gain the respect of others.  Never apologize for who you are.


2.  Pursuing Your Dreams

Your dreams and passions drive you, vital to your identity.  Whether you aspire to be an artist, an astronaut, or an accountant, that’s your journey.  Don’t let others belittle or disregard what sets your heart on fire, even if your path doesn’t make sense to others.  It’s not their dream, and they don’t get to define it. You do.


3.   Expressing Your Opinions

While being respectful is essential, your perspectives and beliefs are valid.  Your experiences and knowledge shape them and add value to discussions and debates.  Never fear to share. Someone else may be thinking or feeling the same as you.


“The greatest act of courage is to be and to own all of who you are – without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are.” ~ Debbie Ford

4.  Using Your Voice

Whether you speak up against injustice, advocate for yourself in personal relationships, or share your story, your voice matters. Your words have power, and you shouldn’t silence yourself for the comfort of others. Remember, God created you for a purpose, and your voice is an essential component for fulfilling it.


5. Setting Personal Boundaries

Your boundaries define the essence of who you are in both personal and professional spheres. They reflect your core values, integrity, and a testament to your self-worth. These markers guide the way you navigate relationships, the standards of your work, and even the personal choices you make. Upholding these boundaries might require a brave heart and some soul-searching, but the outcome—a life that truly resonates with your goals and values—is priceless. Instead of pushing people away, these boundaries create spaces where genuine connections can thrive. It’s all about valuing yourself and inviting others to value you in the same light.


Remember, self-empowerment doesn’t mean disregarding others.  It’s about understanding and asserting your worth in a balanced manner.  When you prioritize self-expression without stepping on others, you create a space where everyone feels heard, seen, and loved. 

You may be too much for some or not enough for others, but you are the perfect amount of you for the right people. 

A moment of deep self-reflection:

What part of yourself have you been suppressing or apologizing for out of fear of not being accepted or understood by others?

So, the next time you start a sentence with “Sorry, but…” pause.  Reflect on whether you’re genuinely in the wrong or merely seeking validation for being yourself.  Choose empowerment, choose expression, and most importantly, choose yourself.


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