START being wrong and suddenly anything is possible.
You’re in the unknown. There’s no way of knowing what can happen, but there’s more chance of it being amazing than if you try to be right.
Of course, being wrong is a risk.
People worry about suggesting stupid ideas because of what others will think.
You will have been in meetings where new thinking has been called for, at your original suggestion.
Instead of saying, ‘That s the kind of suggestion that leads us to a novel solutions’, the room goes quite, they look up to the ceiling, roll their eyes and return to the discussion.
Risks are a measure of people. People who do take them are trying to preserve what they have.
People who do take them often end up by having more.
Some risks have a future, and some people call them wrong. But being right may be like walking backwards proving where you’ve been.
Being wrong isn’t in the future, or in the past.
Being wrong isn’t anywhere but being here.
Best place to be, eh?
It’s Not How Good You Are…. is a guide to making the most of yourself. Paul Arden was a top advertising executive and this little book offers insights into the value of being fired, and why it’s often better to be wrong than to be right, and more! 🙂 The book (ISBN 9780714843377) is for everyone who aspires to succeed in life! We bring from time to time one of the many short pieces of this GREAT work.