Monday Motivation: Just Because You’re Right Doesn’t Mean I’m Wrong
Monday Motivation, 9.17.2018
Written by: Kaitlyn Gwaltney
Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.
Have you ever found yourself in an argument only to realize it could have been solved with a simple discussion? There are certain instances where changing your perspective to understand where someone else is coming from is enough to prevent this from happening. I’ve run across multiple people lately who are more worried about proving they are right instead of trying to find a common ground. When in fact, most problems wouldn’t exist if people understood the difference between a discussion vs. an argument. An argument is finding out WHO is right while a discussion is finding out WHAT is right.
I believe this can be applied in multiple daily situations. The next time you find yourself in this predicament, take a step back and see if you’re able to find a solution instead of focusing on the problem. “Just because you are right, does not mean I’m wrong.”