Monday Morning Motivation | The Burden of Being Right

Posted by Bill Esteb on Sep 30th 2018

Being right isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Yet our culture places a great deal of stock in it. Perhaps it all starts with trying to get the most right answers on the tests back in school.

But the fact is, being right offers little advantage. Especially if you place any value on having a connection with others. I've visited many practices in which the dogmatic chiropractor was philosophically right and technically correct--but had an under performing practice.

Do you want to be right? Or happy?

There are few prizes awarded to those who are right. Rarely does someone return later, admitting that you were right. Instead, they see your dogmatism for what it often is--a cover for fear, a defense mechanism or the need to bolster your own doubt or uncertainty.

This week let others be right. Show up interested and curious. Notice the ease.