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It’s okay to be wrong.
To take a wild guess and have it be totally wrong.
To think you know the answer but not be 100% sure and yet still give your answer.
It’s okay if you have not a clue about something.
We can’t know it all.
It’s okay to try anyway.
Don’t worry that someone will laugh at you for being wrong.
Most times, they won’t.
Because no one is right all the time.
But if they do, know that they might just be nervous because they didn’t know the answer either.
Or they are covering up for the times they felt bad when they were wrong.
So, ignore the laughs and just keep trying.
Keeping quiet unless you are completely certain you know something will leave you quiet far too often.
Take a chance.
Maybe you are right, maybe you are wrong, maybe you’re on the right track, maybe you’re not.
But if you don’t try, you’ll never know.
We don’t learn new things if we are too afraid to try.
You might be right and feel great about yourself.
You might be wrong and learn something new.
Be proud of yourself for the times that you are right.
But also be proud of yourself for the times that you gave it your best shot, but were wrong.
In this life, we’re usually wrong more often than we’re right.
And it’s okay- it’s how we all grow and learn.
This post sums up what I’m trying to convey to my oldest, my second grader, who hates to be wrong. Who would rather keep quiet or say he doesn’t know unless he’s completely certain he has the right answer. I want him to let go of that fear and know that it’s okay to be wrong sometimes. But as I was thinking about it, I realized we could all probably use the reminder.
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