One of the most difficult things for a strong-willed person to do is to admit that they’re wrong.
If you can admit that you’re wrong, you will gain the respect of others, be able to move quicker through projects, and continue to grow personally. If you can’t, your mistakes will catch up to you.
Small failures are part of innovation. And it may sound cheesy to say, but learning from your small failures is part of innovating yourself.
Ask yourself today: What’s failing? It’s not negative to go to work with that thought in your mind, it’s actually positive. If you can approach things that way today, chance has it that you’re going to fix a relationship along the way to improving a project.
What’s failing? How can you admit defeat, admit your wrong, and then improve your life and the lives of others as a result?
(Many of the ideas in this post stem from Seth Godin’s The Dip and Paul Arden’s Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite.)