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Have you ever wondered how you determine the quality and importance of the relationships you have with people in your life? (I just ‘know’ is not good enough here.) r
In a previous article An Article for the Never Wrong I wrote about what a relief it was to stop trying to be right all the time and enjoy being human and fallible.
But that’s not the end of the story…
At the other end of the scale there is the question of what you do if you feel like you’re always wrong, or at least if you have what is called an ‘accused personality’ – if something goes wrong it’s always you’re fault. Or if someone has a strong different opinion to yours, you defer to them. r
It doesn’t matter how self-aware you are, we all get ‘stuck’ sometimes.
Usually we’re resourceful enough to find out what we need to know to move forward especially if it’s just information: we read a book, listen to a seminar, search the web or ask a friend in the know. r
Is there an ‘essential key’ to personal development? One without which the ‘unlocking’ of your potential might be difficult if not impossible?
If we define personal development as growth involving the mind and the body, then ‘yes’ – I think there is.
Without this ‘key’ personal growth is slow, and sluggish. Without learning how to tap into this essential human ‘tool’, change will be sporadic or imposed from the outside.
And I believe the really important part is this: without developing this function of consciousness, all deep change will be difficult. r
I never thought it would be such a relief to be wrong but I’m starting to love it. Ahhhh!
Does that statement surprise you when there are so many success texts on how to be, or do things, ‘right’?
Do you know the pressure of feeling you have to be right? Do you know what it’s like to not be able to stand being wrong? It’s not pleasant! r