477 | What Always Having To Be Right Says About You

How far would you go to 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 or make sure others know that 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭?

Sometimes, we can get caught up in needle-point precision, focusing on technicalities and useless facts, all the while losing touch with what really matters.

It’s easy to lose sight of the forest because of the trees. But, why do we do this?

We try so hard to convince the other person that we knew in advance, that we were right, and that they were wrong. But, what exactly did we gain, and what were we trying to win anyway?

Well, maybe we didn’t win at all; maybe we lost something.

Tweet “We feel good about ourselves when we are right. And unfortunately, the rest of that is we feel good about ourselves when somebody else is wrong.”]

Dale Carnegie said, You can’t win an argument. You can’t because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.

In other words, whether we succeed in proving our point or not, the people that we’re validating ourselves to can feel unloved, shut down, and undervalued when we do this.

So, what exactly are we trying to do by being right all the time, and what does that say about what’s going on inside of us?

If you’ve ever found yourself trying just a little too hard to press your point, be heard, or be believed, then this episode may just help to change all that!

Living a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life is just ahead of you. Today we’ll untangle what always having to be right says about you.

 

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