It takes guts and incredible self-confidence to admit that you don’t know something or that you’re wrong.
It’s seen as a weakness, as something we should hide because we’ll embarrass ourselves if it comes out. Perhaps we’ll be exposed as frauds and our lives ruined in turn.
But that’s just our ego talking. We want to know; we want to be right! Be we can’t know everything, and we can’t be right all the time. And the beautiful thing is that we don’t even have to.
“I don’t know” opens you up to endless possibilities of knowledge. You might not know it now, but you can figure it out. You can learn, improve, grow. “I don’t know” is just the first and crucial step on this journey.
Will this strike a chord with someone, with you in particular? I don’t know. And that’s perfectly OK, even if I miss.
PS. Let me know on Twitter if it did strike a chord. Or even better, if it didn’t. I’d love to know if I’m wrong (or right) with this one.