Be Willing To Admit You Were Wrong and To Change Your Mind

Highly creative people tend to have fluid, flexible, adaptive minds. Here are three statements that creative people can make easily and which you learn by regular practice.

 

 

Vadim Kotelnikov quotes

Your wisdom = you ų your ego

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Admit It When You Are Wrong

The first is simply, "I was wrong." Many people are so concerned with being right that all their mental energy is consumed by stonewalling, bluffing, blaming and denying. If youíre wrong, admit it and get on to the solution or the next step.

 

Major Dangers of the Need To Be Right All the Time

Beginner's Mind

Challenge Assumptions

 

 

Steve Jobs advices

Thereís a phrase in Buddhism, ĎBeginnerís mind.í Itís wonderful to have a beginnerís mind.

Steve Jobs

Apple

 

 

Face Up to Mistakes

Second, non-creative people think that it is a sign of weakness to say, "I made a mistake." On the contrary, it is actually a sign of mental maturity, personal strength and individual character. Remember, everybody makes mistakes every single day.

 

Uncreative Person

How To Overcome Challenges

Conquer Yourself

Positive Thinking

 

 

Walt Disney advice quotes

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.

Walt Disney

 

 

Be Flexible With New Information

The third statement that creative people use easily is, "I changed my mind." It is amazing how many uncomfortable situations people get into and stay in because they are unwilling or afraid to admit that they've changed their minds.

 

 

Swami Bodhananda teachings

Creativity means pro-activeness, not reaction. Creative management is about positive thinking and "I can do" attitude.

Swami Bodhananda

 

 

Be Willing to Cut Your Losses

If you get new information or if you find that you feel differently about a previous decision, accept that you have changed your mind and don't let anyone or anything back you into a corner. If a decision does not serve your best interests as you see them now, have the ego-strength and the courage to "cut your losses," to change your mind and then get on to better things.

 

Reassess Your Past Decisions

Learning SWOT Questions

Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success

Reduce Risks

 

 

Mark Zuckerberg advice

Donít be burdened by what what you said about the same thing earlier. Look at your business every time with fresh eyes.

Mark Zuckerberg

Meta

 

   

Action Exercises
Here are two ways you can break out of narrow thinking patterns and become more creative.

 

 

 

 

① Be willing to admit that you are not perfect, you make mistakes, you are wrong on a regular basis. This is a mark of intelligence and courage.

With new information, be willing to change your mind. Most of what you know about your business today will change completely in the coming years so be the first to recognize it.

 

 

 

   

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