April 6, 2015 - Is your ignorance stopping you? What don't you know that could be hindering you? What assumptions are you making that could be costing you time, money, or the potential of a poor decision? As we strive to achieve, we also must continuously strive to learn. One of the best things you can ask others as you pursue any endeavor is what they wished they would have known that they didn't know until after they had succeeded. One of the best questions you can ask yourself is, "What do I need to know or understand better before proceeding further?" Ignorance is only bliss to those who settle for mediocrity.
Take an MM&I Moment to reflect on what you know and what you may not know related to a particular endeavor you are pursuing. List people who have succeeded who you could contact to inquire about what they learned that could help you better succeed. Make a list of things you need to understand better, and then put into action the steps to gain that knowledge and insight. Your ability to achieve is always within your hands. Sometimes, however, it also takes putting your mind to the test to assure you are continuing on the right track.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." – Confucius
Yours in synergistic thinking,