“To know that you do not know is the best.” –Lao Tzu
We pride ourselves on the knowledge we have gained, either through standard education and/or the “school of life.”
Let’s face it: there’s something to be said for experience and wisdom. And one thing to be said is too often one word: limitation.
Someone once pointed out to me that it’s possible to be “too smart”, as that million-ways-of-explaining-something nature often prevents the key source of progress and development: action.
In college, I heard the phrase “The As and Bs end up working for the Cs and Ds.”
Look for yourself at your world, and the greater world around you. Not to knock intelligence, but the ability to be unreasonable (act outside of limiting reasons/
excuses) does not always arise from wisdom.
On one hand, there’s no integrity in promoting uneducated ignorance. Yet, on the other hand, it’s highly honorable to eradicate questionable wisdom…especially when it limits forward thinking and expansion.
As we seek to reep the most goodies from our career and life experience, perhaps some ignorance of what we can or can’t do or what is or isn’t possible in our life can source more bliss.
“It takes a very long time to become young.” –Pablo Picasso
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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