A massive distraction to many people is their insistence that they are proven right. You do not have to be proven right. The investment in being right has extraordinarily little payoff. I know I use sports metaphors a lot, so here is another one. Mike Tyson, in his heyday, never got into the pre-fights hype and trash-talking, he let his fist do the talking usually within seconds of the first round of many fights.
A side effect of having to be right all the time and proving you are right is that the people that you will need their cooperation will go out of their way to make sure that you lose in our proven wrong just because they don’t like your perceived arrogance. Having a positive mental attitude sometimes gives off the impression that you are arrogant. You do not want that. You want to be confident and have faith, bragging, and boasting makes people want to see you lose. You are creating an invisible, unspoken barrier when you insist you must be right, and you must be proven right.
The classiest thing you could ever do, especially when someone has wronged you or when your point of view is correct, is to be quiet. If you are right, do not point it out, move forward. This freedom will leave you and the people around you free to express ideas, and that is where the magic happens.
Some of my most significant accomplishments were because I was wrong and not afraid to admit it. If we know the path to success is a failure, know that you will be wrong from time to time. Experts say in the fullness of times 70% of your decisions will be erroneous. Think about it, things that we felt were acceptable in the 60s and 70s are entirely unacceptable now.