By Bob Proctor
That’s right. It’s right. He’s right. She’s right. Those
words are echoed every day by millions of people. Once we
decide we are right, an abundance of energy goes into
defending our rightness. However, if we look at the
situation objectively, we will quickly become aware that we
are never right.
Our way may be a good way, it can be a valid way, it might
even be a better way – but it will never be the right way.
The minute you believe your way is the right way, all other
ways will be wrong. That attitude will quickly paralyze
progress. It will shut down the creative juices, which have
given you and I a standard of living that is the envy of the
Permit me to make a suggestion. The next time you hear
yourself saying, “that’s right or I’m right,” correct
yourself immediately by repeating, that is a good way, and I
might act on it. However, there is a better way and I will
look for it.
The first telephones were a good way, a better way, even a
great way to communicate. However, history has proven that
the first telephones were certainly not the best way to
communicate. By comparison with today’s telephone systems,
they were terrible.
This basic concept holds true with everything we do, from
health care to air travel. Think of your own business or
industry and the role you play in it. You could very easily
be caught in the trap of doing your job the same way because
you believe it is the right way. It may be effective but
there is always a better way. One small adjustment could
improve your productivity one hundred percent.
Your way may be effective, it may be valid, but it’s never
right. There is a better way. Find it!