Being Wrong Is Embarrassing
“That’s what I was going to say”
Most of us feel embarrassed when we’re wrong.
Years of test-taking and school socialization drilled into our head that being right came with reward, usually in the form of praise or a good grade.
But even from an early age, the real reward comes from being wrong.
Because only when you’re wrong do you realize what is right, only when we admit we are wrong are we able to see that there’s a better, easier, faster, smarter way.
Rather than shield embarrassment with pride.
Rather than feel shame in being wrong.
Let’s retrain ourselves to accept that there is reward in being wrong.
Because being wrong is the fastest way to learn.
And learning is how we get better.