Starting to Untangle the Need to Always Be Right

Welcome to Day 5 of the 3rd Starting to Untangle Draining Habits 7-day Challenge.

Over 7 days, we are bringing awareness to different habits that cause undue stress, suffering or anxiety in our lives. At the end of each post, we share with you one simple step you can take to start to untangle the draining habit.

So far we have brought awareness to self-criticismprocrastinationlabels and worrying.

Today we are going to focus on the habit of needing to always being right.

So let’s get started…

Draining Habit #5: The Need to Always Being Right

Generally speaking, people like to be right. Maybe it’s because we have been conditioned from birth to defend ourselves or convince other people we are “right”. We are conditioned through our schooling systems, through sport, our relationships and the environments we grow up in.

One thing I started to realise about “being right”, is when one person is right, generally the other person is perceived as “wrong”. What if there was another way? What if we could choose to be kind over being right?

 

Challenge: Starting to Untangle the Need to Always Being Right –

As you are going through life today, notice when you feel the need to be right in a conversation. When you notice this urge, ask yourself the question from Dr Wayne Dyer – “Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind?”

Remember, more than likely this habit won’t change over night, so remember your self-compassion as none of us are perfect!

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You can also keep your progress going by joining us at Small Steps, where we set aside at least one hour per week to show up for you and start untangling these draining habits.

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