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Are You Addicted to Being Right?

09/13/2010 05:11 pm ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

A big problem I've run into lately during coaching conversations is an addiction we pretty much all share: the addiction to being right.

What this particular addiction does is to convince you that it feels good to know more, be better than or to be right more often than others.

As is true in all addictions though, the cost is eventually more than you might be willing to pay. The cost is a negative outlook, frustration, an overload of judgment and can start that back of the brain voice working overtime!

If you don't think this is a true addiction then I challenge you to go a week, even a day, without it. Try spending a day not criticizing someone else, having the last word, smirking or going, "tsk," judging or prejudging, or in any other way type casting others.

Try it; even just one day. My thought is that you'll suddenly notice how often you do this and how you weren't even aware of it!

Trust me, it's an addiction; I know I'm right!

I'm opening up a conversation on my blog page for any of you who want to discuss this or see what others think about it, visit me there and get your thoughts in.

Join the conversation here:
Is Being Right an Addiction?