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“Freedom is not worth having if it does not allow you to make mistakes.” Mahatma Gandhi

An apology takes courage and humility. Politicians and society can learn a lot from Nick Robinson’s speedy apology. He is admitting to making a mistake and I feel in doing so has honoured his values and helped us all. In a fast paced environment like broadcasting, decisions are made in the blink of an eye- what is remarkable is that more mistakes aren’t made. Of course when you are in the media spotlight a stumble magnifies quickly.

But isn’t it interesting that a swift heartfelt apology can deflate the hype it’s created. Too often our egos get in the way of us apologising and what was a small issue festers and grows. How many politicians have refused to apologise only later to fall on their sword?

When have you let your ego stop you from apologising! Who deserves an apology? Take a leaf out of Nick Robinson’s ‘book’, connect to your heart, and say sorry to that person NOW. Life is messy and we don’t always get everything right. But we admire and appreciate those who show their vulnerability. It makes it so much easier for us to do the same.