We need to say “I’m wrong” from our hearts and not just from our lips. That requires a genuine change within ourselves and even when it hurts, we need to realize it’s simply human nature and that everyone makes mistakes.
I’m learning that if we are more sensitive to the views of others in the first place, we are less likely to put ourselves in situations where we would have to apologies for being wrong.
We can have a positive impact on the lives of others when we admit to them that we were wrong. They are two little words that can help improve our own positive attitude.
Admitting you’re wrong is difficult but avoiding it to preserve your pride doesn’t fool anyone, least of all yourself. The ability to admit you were wrong allows you to correct mistakes and look at situations from another person’s point of view.
Our stubborn will to be right can drive a wedge between friends or family members which may lead to arguments that in hindsight are just not worth winning. For most of us having to admit we are wrong dents our pride but it does get easier as we grow older and wiser.
The reality is admitting mistakes is a mark of maturity and is also the beginning of a healing process. Denial is hard and fruitless work as we can only grow when we place greater importance on relationships than on defending our position.
Wrongs are inevitable, we are not perfect and we were never intended to be. I have made many mistakes and in the past I did not always have the maturity to say “I’m wrong”. I feel better both mentally and physically when I release myself from the burden of always having to be right.
I take things less seriously and I don’t fear how other might judge me for being wrong. I’ve found that despite my mistakes, most people find it in their hearts to forgive and forget.
If you have been wrong, what would happen if you said to that person, “I’m wrong and you are right”. For your own peace of mind you might try it. You’ll find it’s not as daunting as you might imagine.