What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word wrong? A negative or a positive? Almost everyone considers doing something wrong as doing something bad, but it’s time to redefine the invaluable lessons within. Here are just a few of the unexpected benefits of being wrong.
Fear Of Failure May Keep You From Your True Desire
If you try and don’t get it right then you have failed, right? Or should you learn from your mistakes, revise your plan of approach—and give it another go? If you are so concerned of failure, and of what others might think, you may not even try in the first place
If You Can’t Be “Wrong” You May Become A Liar
You’re an honest person, right? If you become so concerned with perfection that you are unable to take ownership of your mistakes, then you may end up intentionally and unintentionally lie about your mistake. Even worse, you may begin to create a false persona.
Why You Must Embrace Your Wrongs
In her book “Better by Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong” author Alina Tugend provides some invaluable insights as to the dangers of pointing fingers and placing blame, instead of solving the problem at hand. Being wrong ensures that you keep an open mind, question things, constructively challenge things, and use hindsight to do better next time.
Being wrong is a gift. Failing is a gift. Thomas Edison “failed” 1,000 times before he got the light bulb right. Imagine if fear of failure had kept him from trying, or if being “wrong” had made him give up.