Speak your peace: Take responsibility
By Amber Kiggens-Leifheit
MACF Executive Director
The Marshfield Area Community Foundation sponsors the Speak Your Peace Civility Project. The basic principles are simple and straightforward and involve the idea that it is often not what is said but how it is said that initiates conflict. The more we all learn about polite, civil discussion is a good thing. It is worth a try, and it may help bring our community together. This week we will examine: Take Responsibility.
We have all been there: Someone who has done something wrong tries to shift the blame to someone else. We all know this is wrong, but sometimes we fall into that trap ourselves. We know we are wrong, we know there are reasons we made the error, and we try to shift the blame because of it.
We all know it is best just to apologize. Make that apology heartfelt and sincere. Put on our big girl panties or big boy pants and say, “I am sorry. I messed up. It won’t happen again.” No excuses. No “but.”
If you are interested to learn more, visit marshfieldareacommunityfoundation.org/index.php?page=speak-your-peace, or give us a call at 715-384-9029.