Monday, March 11, 2013

I Don't Know

If you want to surprise the people around you, gain new friends, acquire new knowledge and move closer to getting what you want in life…admit that you don’t know everything.

Years ago I was talking with a new friend about relationships and I explained, “You know, I’m pretty ignorant about that.”

They were stunned. They replied, “That’s the first time I’ve heard someone actually admit that they didn’t know everything.”

Most of us realize that we don’t know everything but we don’t want to admit it because we think it makes us look weak. Believe me, the only people who think you’re weak if you admit to not having all answers are either themselves weak or immature.

If you admit to not having all the answers—in anything—people start coming to your aid. It’s almost as if people with answers start coming out of thin air. You’ll make new friends, the answers you seek will miraculously appear and the area of life you were once uninformed about becomes an area in which you quickly become well-informed.

Actually, it’s really a little magical. It’s like the world is waiting with an answer and all you have to do is ask for it.

What are you short on answers about? Admit it, and do it out loud to someone you know. If they don’t offer up an answer keep mentioning it to people you meet and, believe me, someone will help you come up with an answer. 

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