Remember the time during a long heated argument with your Dad, he suddenly said, “I might be wrong.” How did you feel?
How about the time when you were presenting your position paper to your most hard-to-please professor, and he replied “I got your point, I might be wrong.”
With more and more people looking at themselves as bigger, stronger, and entitled; potential leaders stand out for their humility.
People who are humble are far more powerful because they have the capacity to quickly widen their perspective and be in control of their emotions. Humble leaders can admit their mistakes openly and turn around situations to resolutions. Ultimately, they inspire others to become better leaders.
If only we can all admit that we might be wrong, then the world will surely enjoy more happy married couples. The world will also be filled with real good friends and well-bonded families all over.
But to say these four words sincerely requires a lot of courage and determination. It may not be easy until you find your innate capacity to show empathy.
Empathy is seeing things the way another person can see it. It is our capacity to understand a situation without necessarily agreeing to a planned action. And it is also seeing the truth from other’s point of view. When empathy is at play only then can one say I might be wrong or I might be missing some points.
Imagine again, a husband a wife fighting over home expenses all due for payment, with the wife suddenly saying, “I might be wrong. Can you tell me what else did we buy for your daughter, last week?” It will be no surprise if the husband will reply “Yeah, it was her project for physics. And I am sorry too for dismissing your worries. I can now understand. Let’s prioritize and find a way.” Be among the few who can control worries and focus on opportunities.
Humility is a great balancer whether you are at home or at work. You can either let people follow you out of fear, or you can let them initiate action out of inspiration. As a leader, the choice will always be yours.
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In this fast-paced world we need more people who are interested in people. Human connection requires no competition only genuine connection.
Sheila Marie P. Pacia
Manager. Coach. Mentor.
Mastered the art of managing conversations that can improve performance, build relationships, and resolve issues.