How can one acquire the courage to admit one’s mistake?

Speaking Tree | TOI | May 8, 2011

People are hesitant to say, ‘I was wrong’, because they believe it’s an admission of their mistake before another person; they are not ready to do that. But it’s not just a question of admitting your mistake; it is also a question of accepting the reality. Accepting reality leads to intellectual growth; it raises your intellectual level. When you say, ‘I was wrong,’ you are helping your own intellectual progress.