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I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately.
Why do we live in a culture that makes us feel like admitting we were wrong or admitting we messed up or asking for help somehow means we’re weak?
I just feel like I see so many people ashamed or afraid to say the simple phrase, “I don’t know” because they feel that if they say they don’t know, that somehow they’re inferior, or immature, or <insert another negative adjective here>.
Therefore, we will just “fake it ’till we make it” and pretend like we know what we’re talking about or attempt something we’re not totally sure of because we just don’t want people to think we aren’t capable. We don’t want to appear weak.
But I beg to differ.
To me, the ability to say, “I don’t know” or “I was wrong” or “I made a mistake” shows maturity, strength, and confidence.
Real life side note… Amos was hanging out with me for the shoot this day… and, well, there he is asleep off to the side… haha! 🙂
I realize this might seem random, and as per usual, doesn’t have a whole lot to do with the outfit… but the point remains. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten better and better at learning to admit when I’m wrong, when I don’t know, or when I’ve made a mistake. I’m certainly not great at it and I get it wrong all the time, but… I’m getting there.
The more I can learn from my mistakes, my missteps, and know when I just don’t know… the more I can learn and grow and mature and, hopefully, not make the same mistake twice.
What about you? Do you find it easy or difficult to admit when you’re wrong or when you don’t know the answer to something? It is something you struggle with, or is it something that just comes natural to you?
Welcome to Let it Shine…..the new, revamped Funday Monday! After two years….we decided to rename our link up to something we felt would be a better fit. Thus, Let it Shine! Why the name? Because we want this link up to be just that…..your chance to let it shine. We’ll be sharing our favs here each week and on social media……
Another place we will be showcasing our favs? The Let It Shine Pinterest Board