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"You want to be right? Or do you want to be rich?"

I was pissed...I was fuming...I wanted to fight..I like to fight....and I don't mean fight like battles with words. I wanted to physically fight.  I'm an intense person. If you mess with my family or money, getting physical often crosses my mind....but in the grand scheme of things I have a lot to lose and remembering that slows me down most of the time. Thank God. 

In the interest of keeping what I've acquired, I bit my tongue and counseled with one of my mentors. After letting me vent he simply asked me one question and it literally shifted my paradigm on a lot of things.

Do you want to be right? or you want to be rich?

I stopped right in my tracks. Of course I wanted to be right. Everyone wants to be right. I was right. I knew I was right, he knew I was right! We were in agreement that I was right...

Then he went to explain "Everyone wants to be right...sometimes even if you are right you can let others win...let others save face...if it goes to the greater good." 

Wait a minute, I'm a winner...that's what I do..win. I win life, games, contests, and you best believe I'm gonna win an argument.

Luckily, I'm smart enough to listen to wise counsel. It made so much sense after thinking about it. I talked for 15 minutes about how mad I was,,,then in 1 minutes in a couple of sentences he unraveled my whole thought process. 

Know what I realized? In the situation I was pissed off about, I was right. but...arguing about it didn't put a dime in my pocket. If you know me I can certainly win any argument and I rarely back down, but at that point I started thinking of all the money I lost because I wanted to argue...or even win the argument. Yea I was right...and I proved it...but did I do anything to move myself closer to my goal of making my first million? No way...I just made other other person feel stupid or small....and that doesn't fill anyone's pockets. I had to reevaluate my thought process on this.

When I feel myself about to get into an argument these days I've started asking myself. "Do you want to be right? Or do you want to be rich? 

The answers? 

Get those coins bruh.

Meek out.

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