How to Move On When You Find Out You’re Wrong

Finding your footing when the ground turns to sand

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Torsten Dederichs on Unsplash

You gotta believe in something

If you believe something is a lie, that’s still belief, isn’t it?

I’m not gonna tell you what to believe in this post. I will challenge you to examine what you believe and ask yourself, “Is this true? Is this something I can bank my hope in? Is this a rock I can hold onto when one of life’s tornadoes turns my life upside down?”

If so, hold onto it for dear life.

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

Finding rocks in a world full of sand

Some things we believe we take for granted and never give a second thought.

  • You get in the car and drive to work, the store, or to visit friends and family because you know that though you could have a wreck, you probably won’t.
  • You take one more spin on the slot machine because that could be the one that fills your pockets with so much cash it would blow your mind.

Don’t let fear cripple you. It doesn’t have to — unless you let it.

My belief that I could still drive and survive was the rock I stood on. One accident didn’t magically erase everything I had learned about driving. It just made me wiser, more careful, and more determined not to let that happen again.

Find your real limits

The one thing personality tests did to me — without me realizing it — was fence me in.

Truth earns its credibility by testing. The only way to know if that rock will protect you in a storm is to go outside when the wind is howling, the lightning is crashing, and the rain is pouring like an open faucet. Otherwise, it’s just a theory, isn’t it?

The only way to grow stronger and wiser is to see things for yourself. Learn from others who know — but make that knowledge yours by using it, applying it, and refining it.

Do This Now

What is something you’ve believed for years without question?

Teacher. Coach. Bestselling Author. Helping writers, entrepreneurs, and change agents write the perfect blog post every time.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store