1. Give up your need to always be right.

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy*

Here is our series for June. I was very touched by this list and wanted to write about it. Transformation is up to us. Consciousness begins with self-awareness. So let’s get started.

1. Give up your need to always be right. 

Remember the boss I told you about last week. For him being right was so important that it overcame everything. He organized things to be sure he would be right. Sometimes I think about him and wonder at what cost?

Being right means someone else has to be wrong. It also means we are stuck in our thoughts. We are convinced that our way is the only way. Such righteousness, described in the dictionary as morally justifiable, is so rigid. The mind is rigid. The heart is rigid too.

Today’s suggestion is this. With every situation where your natural impulse is to be right, make a note. How many different rights are possible in that particular situation? Then write, or think, about what would wrong be like. Does it really matter that much? How does your life change because you allow yourself to see things differently?

Sometimes choosing our battles is more important than winning all of them. In nature it is the reed that bends in the wind that survives, not the mighty rigid oak. Adaptability wins always.



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*I found this list on a Facebook post but it did not have the author credited. If someone is aware of its originator please let me know.

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