I came across this passage and immediately wanted to share it with you:
To err is to wander, and wandering is the way we discover the world; and, lost in thought, it is also the way we discover ourselves. Being right might be gratifying, but in the end it is static, a mere statement. Being wrong is hard and humbling, and sometimes even dangerous, but in the end it is a journey, and a story. Who really wants to stay home and be right when you can don your armor, spring up on your steed, and go forth to explore the world?
This is where pride can be so dangerous. It can prevent us from allowing ourselves to be wrong — our ego too afraid of failure or judgment to allow us to fail.
But maybe we need to fail more often. Maybe that’s the quickest and best path to personal growth.
When was the last time you were wrong? When will the next time be?
Take pride in making mistakes. It means you’re outside of your comfort zone — a place we all know we should try to go to more often.
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