Letting Go of the Need to Be Right
Experience the Power of Humility
by Jeff Dollar
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 05 Feb 2019 | Archive Date 30 May 2019
‘’I’m sorry you feel that way.’’ —Anyone who’s mastered the fauxpology
We all struggle to admit fault. We defend ourselves, talk more than listen, or find flaws in the messenger to dismiss the message. These habits build walls and leave us estranged and disconnected.
Letting Go of the Need to Be Right is an invitation to recognize issues that impede personal growth and hinder relationships.
You will learn how to:
•pursue what is right, not who is right.
•be mindful of your motives.
•allow for creativity and collaboration.
•celebrate others instead of stealing the spotlight.
We are called to be lifelong learners and servants. When we let go of the need to be right, the pressure to know it all, have it all, and be it all lose their power over us, and we are free to fulfill our calling in God.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 12 members
An amazingly powerful exercise in self awareness and humility .. Becoming accountable for our own attitude. And fixing ourselves first through Jesus Christ.. Highly recommend reading !!
I received a free e-copy of Letting Go of the Need to Be Right: What's so Wrong With Being Wrong Anyway? by Jeff dollar from NetGalley for my honest review. First off, I would like to say that don't normally read self help books. I was intrigued by this one because I feel like I am around more people that seem to have this perception of being right all the time and I find it very frustrating. I thought maybe I could learn some things and become more patient. I don't really feel like I learned anything to change my thoughts but parts of the book were interesting while some parts seemed to drag on. I also felt like there were a lot of life stories of Jeff versus what I was hoping and expecting to be a learning to let things go of wanting to be right lesson. It seems like our culture is a need to be right culture. Why is it so important to be right? Well, I guess if we aren't right, that makes us wrong. Being wrong makes us feel like we are failures and is humiliating. If you find yourself wrong, are you easy to accept it without feeling foolish? Example: When you were in high school or college and you answered a question wrong in front of the whole class. How did you feel? The need to be right all the time impedes our happiness and our lives, our friendships and relationships. Do you really want to damage a relationship that you care so much about just for the sake of being right? You must decide if you want to be right or you want to be happy.
I started reading this book and I loved some of the content. When I requested an advanced copy, I didn’t look closely enough to notice that it’s a Christian book. I am not a Christian and so as I was reading it, I struggled with wanting to finish. This is in no way a reflection of the book, but of my own beliefs. I do always feel the need to be right, so I definitely learned a bit within the first few chapters. As I said, I am not a Christian, so I did not finish the book. I would recommend it to anyone that is a Christian, however.
Perhaps, the greatest thing I learned from this book is that it's not always about being right, but rather understanding and I've struggled with this, with always wanting to be right to have the last word, so this right here was an eye opener for me. Thanks Netgalley for the eARC. It's quite an insightful read for Christians.