I wonder if Jesus had this in mind when He told the story about the widow who kept after the judge until he gave her justice. Notice the reason he gave.
(Luke 18:5 KJV) Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.It would seem that nagging can have positive results.
The biggest problem is admitting that we made a mistake. First we need to admit it to ourselves, then confess it to the neighbor. Then keep confessing until you get some action.
So? Honesty and persistence are steps that we need to add to our arsenal of daily living.