What’s the area in you’re life where you’re an expert? Maybe you’re an expert athlete, an expert chef, or an expert gardener. Maybe you’re an expert at lifting people up when they’re down or making them laugh when they’re discouraged.
Whether in your professional life or personal life, achieving expert status is a great feeling. There’s a sense of confidence and security that comes with being at the top of your game, when you know exactly what you’re doing and you have all the answers.
When it comes to life, you never achieve expert status.
But when it comes to life, you never really achieve expert status. You’re always a student, continually learning and growing as you go forward. If you’re committed to personal growth, you’ll have to get used to not having all the answers. This can feel unsettling at times, but it’s worth it, because it keeps you open to exploring and learning.
Believing you have all the answers, on the other hand, puts you in a box and stifles you. You limit yourself to what you already know and have already done. Over time, this can lead to a rigid mindset, making it hard to explore new ideas and perspectives. This kind of rigidity impacts and limits your outlook, your perception, your decisions, and your relationships.
Perfectly positioned to discover something new.
When you maintain an observant, discerning, open mindset, you’re perfectly positioned to discover something new, paving the way for growth and new opportunities.
That’s the value of recognizing and being willing to admit you don’t have all the answers.
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