Life rarely grants us a second chance.
That’s why, when the stakes are high, these words seldom have the power to erase what we said. They don’t stop the offense, or the embarrassment.
But when they do, is because there is a history of how we have handled things in the past. That pattern of the things we do, that we said where going to do, whenever we keep our word, those are the moments that build relationships.
And when the stakes are high, those relationships are the only thing that allow us to push that rewind button, to pulse that MIB bright flash, and re-do things, because then of-course, you never meant them.
In the absence of those relationships there may not be a second chance.