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Always Right is Wrong

Do you have a friend or family member that always thinks they are right? It doesn’t matter what the situation is or how obvious their errors are, they always have a way of justifying what they do, no matter how messed up it seems.  Is it possible that you could be that person that always thinks they are right?

On the surface, the fixation with being right may look like selfishness, arrogance and a lack of self-awareness. Underneath it though, it’s usually; insecurity, self-doubt, fear, low self-esteem or a bruised ego.  

Healthy relationships are made up of a good balance of being right and being wrong. Sometimes we hurt others and have to apologise, other times we are the offended ones that seek reassurance.

Being able to say “I messed up, I am sorry” is a sign of:

Maturity:  You are grounded in who you are and being wrong doesn’t diminish you.

Respect: You value others enough to know that they can be right as well.

Self-awareness:  You are in tune with who you are and able to view yourself objectively.

Strength: You are able to withstand difficult situations without losing who you are.

Wisdom: You are able to use your inner knowing, experience and knowledge to make sound judgment on situations.

Nobody is always right and being able to see our own shortcomings liberates us to climb to greater heights in personal development.

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