It’s Right To Be Wrong

This morning I woke up to find the following email and I just had to share:  (blogged with permission, of course!)She's Workin'

Am in Starbucks New York with probably the worst barista on earth and the most ineffective ordering system… so they got my order wrong…but the surprise drink I did end up with is surprisingly awesome……..and then I read the following little passage and I’m thinkin’ she’s now the best barista in the country….:-) mind you it’s New York so I figure anymore of this from her and likely about 10 people are gonna beat the crap outta her with their umbrellas :-)….enjoy the below, it’s pretty awesome!!!

It’s Right to be Wrong

START being wrong and suddenly anything is possible.
You’re no longer trying to be infallible.

You’re in the unknown. There’s no way of knowing what can happen, but there’s more chance of it being amazing than if you try to be right.

Of course, being wrong is a risk.

People worry about suggesting stupid ideas because of what others will think.

You will have been in meetings where new thinking has been called for, at your original suggestion.

Instead of saying, “That’s the kind of suggestion that leads us to a novel solution”, the room goes quiet, they l look up to the ceiling, roll their eyes and return to the discussion.

Risks are a measure of people. People who won’t take them are trying to preserve what they have.

People who take them often end up by having more.

Some risks have a future, and some people call them wrong. But being right may be like walking backwards proving where you’ve been.

Being wrong isn’t in the future, or in the past.

Being wrong isn’t anywhere but being here.

Best place to be, eh?

[From Paul Arden’s .]

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

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