Updated July 4, 2018
Everyone is in love with themselves for the most part. That’s not a bad thing or a good thing, it’s just a simple fact of life. You are the only one in this world that has 100% of your own DNA.
So wouldn’t it just make sense that you’d want the best for yourself? That you’d want to make sure everything was safe and success was pretty much always guaranteed??
In a word, no.
In two words, not really
In three…ok you get the point…
In a way, it makes sense that you need to be right. I mean it’s fulfilling to solve problems and being right at times can mean the difference between life and death.
But what happens when being right is the difference between experience and inaction?
You see broseph, the thing is, we can’t even command our own fingernails to grow. So with that in mind, how can we be expected to accurately assess every natural and unnatural element that goes into each moment that is our lives.
You can’t it’s impossible, the only thing that you can (and should) have a need to be right about, is yourself. You can never go wrong there.
The world is an abundant place and if you live in this country, there are systems in place that will ensure that you’ll not be starving on the street if you have any kind of smarts and talent. So don’t be afraid to make a few mistakes, grow your knowledge/experience base and notice how easy life becomes.
Side note: When I started to accept that I make mistakes, I started to get more joy out of the fact that I wouldn’t beat myself up if things didn’t turn out the way I liked. It was like the results didn’t matter, just the experience.
Any hoo, all I’m getting at here is that you don’t know what you could be missing by always needing to be right. Sometime you don’t know what kind of fun experiences lie on the other side of being wrong.
Jerry “always right” Washington
P.S. You only know as much as you know. It’s sounds contrived, but think about it for a second. Collectively, 250 years ago, we thought leeches would cure us from ailments and diseases and people swore up and down that was the right thing to do. I’d like you to imagine what convictions you might have now that even 25 years from now you might find completely absurd. Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment below. Talk soon…