Have the courage to put it all on the line and be completely Wrong.
We all love to be right.
And we'd all love to be right all of the time.
But that just isn't possible.
Do you mitigate your risk when there is a chance to be wrong -- or put it all on the line?
I know I'm mixing sports metaphors here, but do you pull your punches or swing for the fences?
I think it probably depends on your perceived odds of how right you think you are are compared to the percentage of chance that you might be wrong.
In other words, you hedge your bets.
I prefer to go in with the self-honesty of knowing there is a good chance I might be wrong, buuut I want to find out anyway. As Edison is credited for saying "I'll just find another way it doesn't work".
I don't take being proved wrong personally.
I take it as a learning opportunity on what not to do next time.
It's not a stain I will carry on my soul where ever I go.
Someone in a gray robe isn't going to follow me down the street ringing a bell and proclaiming SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!
Certainly, I might be wrong.
But it won't be the first time.
And it won't be the last time.
So let's go for it.
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