“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is I know nothing” – Plato #MondayMorningWakeUpCall
“I don’t know.” It’s one of the most under-rated and under-used sentences in our lives. More so I suspect, in our corporate/professional lives. Quite likely because we are ashamed and afraid (sometimes rightly so) of being judged as ignoramuses, by bosses, colleagues and team-mates, who know no better; who expect you to know all the answers.
But we need to realize it’s impossible to know all the answers. Cos learning is an endless process. (Oops! Didn’t mean to break the news to you this way!)
And the moment we know (or pretend to know) all the answers, we are setting ourselves up for ignorance.
Hint: Chances are though that if you are good at your vocation and confident about your expertise, you will also be confident about confessing lack of knowledge on what you don’t know.
Same is true for questions and answers about life.