So here is a thought I want to share with you , It´s actually one of the current philosophies that drive my life these days, It has to do with the way we do things in our life , and how doing the things in the right way as we are supposed to do, very few times brings interesting results to our life, the reason is very simple everyone out theres is doing what is right or what they are supposed which leads to known or lame results, therefore the guys who start doing things “wrong” or the way they´re not supposed to are the ones that are bringing innovation and causing major impact these days. I got these ideas from a book called It´s not how good you´re , It´s how good you want to be written by Paul Arden . I strongly recommend this book for people who is in the creative business.I wanted to explain these part of the book , but I think is better for you to read it straight how is written in the book, hope you find it interesting.
It´s wrong to be right
Being right is based upon knowledge and experience and is ofen probable.
Knowledge comes from he past so it´s safe .It is also out of date, it´s the opposite of originality.
Experience is buil from solutions to old situations and problems . The old situations are probably different from the present ones, so that old solutions will have to be bent to fit new problems (and possibly fit badly). Also the likelihood is that, if you,ve got the experience , you´ll probably use it.
This is lazy.
Experience is the opposite of being creative . If you can prove you,re right , you,re set in concrete. You cannot move with the times or with other people.
Being right is also being boring, your mind is closed.You are not open to ne ideas.You are rooted in your own rightness , which is arrogant.Arrogance is valuable tool, but only if used very sparingly.
Worst of all , being right has a tone of morality about it .To be anything else sounds weak or fallible, and peolple who are right would hate to be thought fallible.
So: it´s worng to be right, because people who are right are rooted in the past , rigid-minded, dull and smug.
It´s right to be Wrong
START being wrong and suddenly anything is possible.You´re not 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 if you try to be right .
Of course, being wrong is a risk.People worry about in meetings where new thinking has been called for , at your original suggestion.Instead of saying ,”Thats the kind of suggestion that leads us to a novel solution”, the room goes quiet , they 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 do 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 ?