You are wrong!……
Did that get your attention? 😉
I am guessing you are like me and don’t really like being wrong…. something to do with Confirmation Bias… but actually … lately I am getting to like it more!
It’s nearing the end of 2015 and I have had time to reflect over the year. If I had to share one message with you. One thing that has probably made the biggest difference to me is this… being wrong can be a good thing.
Here are some of the things I have been wrong about this year….
People, experiences, my opinions, others opinions, my abilities etc etc…. I keep proving myself wrong and being pleasantly surprised!
I thought the winter would be colder but it was very mild.
I thought I wouldn’t finish my novel but I did!
The client I least expected to sign up to my mentor-ship .. did!
I guess what has been reiterated again and again to me is this…
you have to take chances.
You have to keep an open mind and know that your map is not your territory.
It can change at any moment and you can see the world a whole new way.
The more opportunities you take to open yourself up to being wrong the more you will grow, learn and experience wonderful things!
Mostly be open minded and confident but not arrogant. Big difference!
Here is a little story to illustrate this 🙂
A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute and yelled to the passengers that they better jump, and he himself bailed out.
Unfortunately, there were only three parachutes remaining.
The doctor grabbed one and said “I’m a doctor, I save lives, so I must live,” and jumped out.
The lawyer then said, “I’m a lawyer and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live.” He also grabbed a parachute and jumped.
The priest looked at the little boy and said, “My son, I’ve lived a long and full life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Take the last parachute and live in peace.”
The little boy handed the parachute back to the priest and said, “Not to worry Father. The smartest man in the world just took off with my back pack.”
I love this story and it teaches us a number of lessons… don’t you think?
For now I will simply finish with saying I truly hope you have a wonderful Christmas and if it is a tough time for you at the moment, I can empathize. I have had low points in my life where I thought I would never get back up again….
but I was wrong…and so might you be 😉
So keep dreaming big! Happy Christmas & see you in 2016!!!
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