Have our brain teasers stumped you, lately? If you are following our Instagram page you will know that we have stated positing brain teasers, to test the knowledge of our followers. Each week it is interesting to read the response some correct and others creative. There was one brain teaser a few weeks ago, that left people stumped. Normally, when I post the brain teaser there is usually instant response of answers, but this one brain teaser stumped people. It was a few days after a response, normally I wait a day before revealing the answers but it took some time, and this stumped me.
There are many reason why it took some time to get a response, but the situation reminded me of how sometimes we sit in class or in the office and we are hesitant to give raise a hand to respond to a question. Does this sound familiar? It is human nature not to want to be wrong. Individuals with learning disability are more likely to doubt and second guess themselves fearing of being wrong. The fear of ‘being wrong’ holds many people back. Too often people focus on the negative aspects of providing a wrong answer, that they do not see the benefits in being wrong, it is time to look on the right side of being wrong.
Making a mistake are learning opportunities. You cannot learn something new if you already know it. Think about it we only learn from what we do not know, and we have to take chances be willing to make mistakes and be wrong in order to learn. Here are some of three positive outcomes of being wrong.
Vulnerability- Brené Brown talks about vulnerability the best! Being opened and putting yourself out there takes courage, and while it may seem scary at first we become more powerful and stronger as a person once we embrace the unknown.
Growth- The courage to step out of your comfort zone, allows us to grow and become a better version of ourselves.
Confidence Boost- Embracing vulnerability and the opportunity of growth allows us to boost our confidence. After going through one experience, you are more like to step in vulnerability in other areas of your life and grow. It is like a repetitive cycle.
It is okay to make mistakes. It is okay to be wrong not only does it show we are human, but we are growing as people as well. Encouraging individuals with learning disabilities to make mistakes, be willing to put themselves out there helps them to breakout of a negative cycle of constant self-doubt and embrace a new positive cycle. Vulnerability brings growth which provides opportunities to boost our confidence. There are #NoLearningLimits to what a person can achieve, so let’s take every opportunity to learn and discover the right side of being wrong.