February 17, 2016

You have to be wrong

Sometimes, for true change to happen in our lives, we have to face the thing many of us fear the most.

Let’s consider a quote from Mark Twain:

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.

I generally hate being wrong. In fact, I’ve worked hard to weed out most of the wrong ideas and behaviors that I’m aware of up to this point in my life. At this moment, I can only think few small things that I might be wrong about.

And yet, in reality, I’m still wrong about over half of everything I know.

You don’t grow as a person, improve your mindset, refine processes, or become in any way better by being right all the time. It’s not until we realize our mistakes and admit them to ourselves that we can begin to make improvements in our lives.

Take pleasure in realizing you’re wrong, even when it’s difficult.

When someone calls you out on your mistake, they deserve your thanks.

Revel in your wrongness, and earn your ability to be right.

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