Your thoughts are extremely powerful. So please be mindful of what you choose to focus your mind on. Consider this. Whatever you think about, you will talk about and whatever you talk about, you do (consciously or unconsciously). As a result, your actions over time become your habits and your habits shape your destiny.
Remember that the apology is not about you. Instead, it is about righting a wrong that you perpetrated against someone else – even if it was unintentional. Being able to admit you are wrong and apologize does not make you weak. In fact, it shows strength of character.
Making a huge mistake is not the end of the world, rather it is an opportunity to learn a great lesson – if you are humble enough to accept that you made a mistake and own up to it.
How you treat someone who has made a big mistake can change their life for the better or for the worse. You have power in that moment and you should use it with grace and care.
Please know that it is not your job to make people like you. Be your authentic self. Those who are meant to be in your circle will be drawn to who you truly are. You have to be ok with the notion that there will be people who will never like you, for whatever reason. You can try to win them over with your “niceness”. Unfortunately, you will be wasting your time and will only end up frustrated. It’s perfectly fine if some people don’t like you.