Home     Mission Statement     Free VIP Newsletter     Books     Blog     Articles     Affiliates     About     Contact
« « How to Have Peace of Mind with Respect to Comparing Yourself to Other People    What to Do When Life Throws You a Huge Curveball Out of Nowhere » »

How to Swallow Your Pride and Admit You’re In the Wrong

By: Brian Kim - June 27, 2010

If you're a first time visitor, I highly encourage you to click here to learn more about this site to see how it can TRULY change your life like no other site can and how millions around the world are already benefiting and getting the VERY BEST VALUE out of it! Thank you for visiting!

Our defense mechanism when it comes to protecting our pride - it does wonders.

Absolute wonders.

It comes up with excuse after excuse after excuse to convince ourselves we are in the right.

Logic up the whazoo.

And in some cases, we just might be in the right.

But in some, we might not.

Here’s how to tell.

If you find the defense mechanism going WAY overboard to the point where it seems to be pulling everything out, every last morsel and scrap of logical defense, it might be a sign that something’s not right.

No rule of thumb here other than you get the feeling that the logical arguments your defense mechanism comes up with are hollow at best and carry no weight.

In other words, deep down inside, you know.

And it’s so, so, so damn hard to admit that you are in the wrong.

And the longer you keep on being stubborn in that respect, you find yourself coming head on with disaster.

Pride’s a funny thing.

It has a way of just making the next couple of steps we take go downhill automatically.

So right there, we discussed two things you can do to swallow your pride and admit to yourself that you might be in the wrong.

Seeing how the defense mechanisms is working to see if you might be in the wrong and getting outside from the present moment of defending yourself and seeing where this path you’re taking will carry you to get further confirmation.

When you see the future negative impact, you’re not going to like it so that will help give you some pause when you’re on your defense rampage.

So now what?

Realize you’re imperfect.

Give yourself permission to be wrong.

It’s highly unlikely you’re going to right on every single issue in your lifetime.

Really feel that and understand that.

Allow yourself the possibility that you might be wrong.

Feel the muscles in your body unclench as you do.

Then, here’s the most crucial part.

Focus on what’s right.

Get outside yourself and your pride and focus on what’s right.

Get that distance.

Focus on what’s right and from there, you’ll know what the right thing to do is.

Then focus on what the domino effect of that will be and when you see the pleasurable future, you’ll start to feel good about all this.

Here’s where I usually give example to tie everything up that we discussed, but I’m going to make an exception here because I don’t want to pigeon hole this framework into a type of example, such as a falling out with a friend or financial disputes between mates, etc.

I’m going to leave this framework here and have the reader insert his/her experience into it and see if it makes sense to them.

And if so, go through the process and come out of it, with swallowed pride, humility, but more importantly, how their future will be bright because of it.

It’s a great learning experience and over time, you’ll come to the same conclusion that you’re always the better for it.

  Share |

  Read The Most Popular Articles    Bookmark Site

Similar Posts On BrianKim.net

Sign Up For the FREE VIP Newsletter and See Why Tens of Thousands of Grateful Subscribers Have Credited It to Truly Changing Their Lives!

What Subscribers Are Saying:


As a subscriber you'll get:

    FREE Access to BRAND NEW Articles - packed with valuable information on subjects such as goal setting, motivation, success, health, relationships, time management, and self improvement which won't be found anywhere else.
    FREE eCourse - How to Maximize The Power of Your Mind - learn what you were NEVER taught in school about how your mind works and how you can maximize its power to achieve the goals you've set (the material in this course alone can change your life).
    FREE M.I.Ts - Motivational and Inspirational Thoughts sent Monday-Friday. These M.I.Ts will be personalized messages written by yours truly and will automatically be delivered to your inbox each weekday. This is what makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE because it does what NO OTHER book, tape, or seminar can do and that is provide you with CONSISTENCY in changing your thoughts and beliefs.

This VIP newsletter will contain more valuable information and resources like the articles found on this site.

And you don't have to worry about email blasting overload because I hate spam with the passion of a thousand suns put together. Your email address will not be shared with anyone else, GUARANTEED.

3 Responses to “How to Swallow Your Pride and Admit You’re In the Wrong”

  1. Miranda Cruz Says:

    It’s hard admitting that you’re wrong. It’s very seldom I admit that I’m wrong. I can count on my fingers the number of times I did that. Even if I was the one who did something wrong, I ain’t gonna admit it and I ain’t going to say sorry.

    I know it’s not good thing. It’s just that, I don’t know, it’s just hard.

  2. Brian Kim Says:

    I’m sure you’re not alone in feeling that way Miranda.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Miranda Cruz Says:

    I guess my pride is just way up there. But deep inside, I’m saddened with guilt. I just couldn’t admit that I’m wrong. I just can or shall we say I don’t want to.

Due to the 500+ articles and comments being left everyday on them, I no longer have the time to respond to each one so I have disabled the comments section. If you wish to comment on articles and interact with me and other readers, you may want to sign up for The BrianKim.net Inner Circle. Invites are only given once a month and you can get more information by signing up for the VIP Newsletter.

  Join Thousands   Who Get Fresh   Content From   BrianKim.net!

What Subscribers Are Saying

Here's a Taste of What You'll Get By Subscribing:

  • FREE Access to Brand New Articles on subjects such as goal setting, motivation, success, and self improvement which won't be found anywhere else.
  • FREE eCourse - How to Maximize The Power of Your Mind - learn what you were never taught in school about how your mind works, how you can maximize its power, and how you can use it to achieve the goals you've set!
  • FREE M.I.Ts - Motivational and Inspirational Thoughts (written by yours truly) that'll inject a daily dose of positive energy, help start your day off right, and move you forward to the achievement of your goals.