Apology vs. Permission




from "Get Better":

People don’t understand your job.

You have to play offense and be proactive. Tell them that you don’t have an opinion about what happened in the past. You only know what you plan to do—even if you don’t yet know what you plan to do.

Music rehearsals are alive. Ideas come and go quickly so it's in your best interest to try things. 


If your idea didn’t work, be sure you can explain your intention for trying it. It shows initiative. As long as you note what worked and what can be fixed next time it’s still a good thing that you tried to do.

It’s easier to apologize than ask for permission.