Sunday, January 12, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 12

We don't know what we don't know. Better to assume lack of than intuit that other's are wrong.

If you're like me, you've definitely been in situations where you think you know all the answers, only to find out you're wrong.  I was once told that we never know what we don't know, and for that reason, no one can ever be a real "expert."

Of course, it is tough to admit when we don't know something, but the most effective leaders feel comfortable using their lack of knowledge as a driving force for learning more.  No matter where you go or what you do, there is always going to be somebody who knows more about something than you.

And that's the point.  If we knew everything, or knew precisely what we didn't yet know, life's challenges and adventures would be non-existent (or at least a lot less fun).  Better to be cognizant of the fact that there are always questions to be answered, and always those out there who can help us answer them.

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