Admitting When You’re Wrong

“You’re wrong!” Words no one wants or likes to hear. 

But admitting when you’re wrong is such an underutilized skill.

We all hate to be wrong. It’s an unpleasant experience that most of us would prefer to avoid. In fact, we often go to great lengths to defend our beliefs — even when they may be holding us back. 

As Mark Twain once said: “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.”

Every day we all make mistakes or are wrong about something! We can’t always be right because no one in the world is perfect. So learning how to be wrong is a skill we can all work on and it might just make life a little more peaceful.

And today, I’ll share some tips on how to do exactly that!


You’ll find out:

  • Why we hate admitting we’re wrong
  • Why we defend our beliefs no matter what
  • My recent experience re: being wrong (publicly)
  • Why I love reading about fundamentalist religions and their practices
  • The response I received after sharing my public thoughts
  • What I should have said publicly vs what I actually said
  • Why it’s important (and a benefit to us!) when we admit when we’re wrong
  • The one major lesson I learned about being wrong
  • Why you have to find joy in making mistakes
  • My “admit you were wrong” challenge
  • What happens when we admit we’re wrong
  • Why we should never speak in definitives (and what that means)
  • What happened after I apologized
  • How to get better at being wrong
  • Why it’s crucial to remain teachable
  • Why it’s imperative to be humble when you’ve been proven right



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Think Again, by Adam Grant

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