“If anyone can prove and show to me that I think and act in error, I will gladly change it…for I seek the truth by which no-one has ever been harmed. The one who is harmed is the one who abides in deceit and ignorance.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.


If you can accept that you are imperfect, and that it is impossible to know (and predict) everything, then being wrong is not as painful as perhaps it used to be, back when you thought it was important to be right at all times. That’s a good outlook to have.


Take it a step further: show that you are willing to better yourself and to allow others to help you in that noble pursuit. If you are a leader, this demonstration of vulnerability and humility will help your team members to be less fearful of speaking up when negative things happen. With the right intention, this perceived weakness can make you stronger yet.

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