This is an incredibly undervalued act in our culture. For many reasons, we’re all programmed to avoid being wrong at all costs. Fear and Ego are two of the biggest players, but there’s infinite subtlety to our avoidance maneuvers when it comes to admitting (even to ourselves) that we are even capable of being wrong.

And yet, it’s by being able to be wrong about something gracefully that we learn, grow and evolve by leaps and bounds. Not only is there nothing bad about being wrong, it’s actually kind of great when you think about it. Not only that but it’s completely unavoidable if you’re a human.

So when you really think about it, being wrong, admitting to it and embracing it without fear is absolutely one of the most courageous and daring things anyone can do. It truly is the opposite of how we’ve all too often come to view it.

And if all that weren’t reason enough to put a smile on your face every time you discover you were actually mistaken about something, it also has the capacity to elevate you closer to the level of master communicator faster than almost any other practice.  Being wrong is never the problem, being unable to admit/ accept it is far more damaging to constructive communication and your progress as an individual on the road of life.

Be proud of yourself anytime you realize you’ve been wrong. Do your best to remember not to fight it. Practice viewing your acceptance of being wrong as an act of bravery, a sign of the strength of your character and a unique learning opportunity that just brought you closer to the people you care about and the person you truly are.

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