Being wrong is one of the hardest FN things in the world.
You hold an idea.
You “know” something.
You live according to certain concepts.
Then you come to find that it’s not correct.
That the world is not how you see it.
You feel uncomfortable.
You feel threatened.
You feel stupid.
You might even simply reject the idea that you weren’t correct.
Dig in your heels.
Find reason after reason to support your existing perspective.
After all, there’s so much pressure to be right.
We’re reared with endless tests and measures of progress.
When we don’t meet the standard, we’re inadequate.
We’re not enough.
These are only feelings, though.
Your own response to your own perceptions.
You can change them.
The only standard to which you’re really ever held is your own.
Even if that standard is based on those of others.
It’s totally up to you what “wrong” is and what it means.
What it says about you.
It’s okay to be wrong.
Being wrong is awesome.
If you recognize it.
If you correct it.
If you work to free yourself from flawed beliefs and ideas.
You’re one step closer to the truth.
One step closer to alignment with reality.
One step closer to living your best life.
Start by practicing mindfulness.
Learn to see when you’re wrong and how it makes you feel.
Acknowledge that your perspective was flawed.
After all, how do you fix something before admitting it’s broken?
Explore how you’re going to respond to this challenge to your views.
Admitting wrong, especially to others, is freaking HARD.
Make it easier.
No need to make a grand, public declaration if you’re not ready for that.
It’s okay to start simply by admitting it to yourself.
Then put in the work.
Let go of what you thought to be true.
Even if you don’t know what’s “right”.
Don’t repeat the wrong.
You are okay.
You are not, and never will be, perfect.
You will be wrong.
But you are worthy.
You’ve got this.