When was the last time you questioned your own beliefs? If you’re like most people, the answer is likely never.
Most of us naturally hesitate at the very idea of rethinking our religion, political positions, or favorite sports teams. It’s difficult to grapple with new views, and even harder to part with old ones. Often our beliefs feel tied to the very essence of who we are and what we do.
Every time we encounter new information, we have a choice. We can get defensive and stand our ground in stubbornness. Or we can embrace the joy of being wrong and changing our views.
Knowledge is a virtue, but it can close our minds to what we don’t know. Having good judgment depends on developing the will and skill to open our minds to new ideas. For more tips on cultivating the ability to rethink, check out our Instaread on Think Again.