Friday, July 09, 2010

Be the Bigger Person


Character is much easier kept than recovered.
~ Thomas Paine


For those of you that watched the So You Think You Can Dance results show last night, you would have heard one of the judges, Mia Michaels, apologizing to contestant AdeChike Tolbert. The evening prior, she had offered a particularly harsh and controversial critique of his performance which created quite an uproar with both the audience, and viewers.

I'm not sure what happened behind the scenes from the time she made the comment to her apology, however, assuming she wasn't asked to apologize, I appreciate her taking the time to do so last night. It showed strength of character - it takes courage to admit you were wrong, especially in front of millions of viewers.

Furthermore, the contestant who had previously appeared broken in spirit seemed visibly lifted and relieved. It's never easy to apologize but it's always worthwhile. Something to keep in mind the next time you make a mistake, or someone is looking to make amends with you.

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