One important attitude behind self-growth in any area of life is: always be open to the possibility that you are wrong about something. Because only by admitting you’re wrong can you truly learn, grow, and change yourself.
My favorite way to prove myself wrong is to play “devil’s advocate” toward my current beliefs. I assume the opposite of what I believe is true, and I begin to search for facts and evidence that support this opposing view.
Often when I do this, I discover that my current beliefs aren’t as “black” and “white” as I thought they were, but instead that the truth is often much more complicated.
This “devil’s advocate” attitude can be especially useful when you apply it to negative beliefs about yourself. People with low self-esteem tend to be irrationally negative in how they judge themselves. They often ignore certain truths that don’t fit their conceived “story” or “narrative” about themselves.
This is because when you hold…
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