Like many people out there, I love to learn. I read, watch and listen to people and shows, to get information that can help me become better in my faith, life and career. This is tied to my personal belief that (proper) information is the key to transformation. I also believe that for people to change, what they believe could most likely need to change.
One piece of twisted information could give birth to another, setting off a domino effect that sends people off track.
Be that as it may, it is imperative to mention that the information hub could also hold wrong information. For example, I learned from pulpits and great ‘motivational’ speakers and teachers that the eagle goes into hibernation for six months without food, and that the eagle throws the eaglet from off its back as part of flying lessons. Sheepishly, I went on to pass this belief to many people in many places. But after many years, I personally researched on the eagle’s life cycle with National Eagle Center and National Geographic Channel. The results changed my views on all that fabrications about hibernation and eaglet flight lessons fabrications. I have since taken responsibility for my ignorance and started fact checking others things I had, over the years, been fed with.
Ignoring a mistake will not make it go away. You have to do something about it.
You can’t learn from your mistakes if you don’t admit you’ve made them. You might be heading for self-destruct if you allow your title or status fool you into believing you are above mistakes. More so, if you don’t learn from your mistakes, you’re susceptible to repeat them. Now that’s a recipe for self-destruction.
Justifying or defending false information hurts people and process.
By owning up to been misinformed and making determined effort to change it or make things right, you can prevent the spread of misinformation that could motivate or inspire a problem or falsehood that might be difficult to solve, correct, reverse or changed.
For you to be transformed, most information that comes your way may have to be fact-checked.
There is nothing bad in confirming or researching information you believe, or intend to believe, to be sure it is not imprecise. This will protect you from misinformation and ignorance which I define as self-inspired recipe for remaining stagnant or going the wrong path in one’s life or career.
Ignoring false information will not make it go away. You would have to do something about it. You can start by investing your time and resources in acquiring new information or knowledge that can transform your mind, and further empower your vision of becoming the best you can be in your life and career.