Beware of the I KNOW!3 min read

I shared and covered a lot of different words a few weeks back of how important and powerful these words we use actually are. Whether positively or negatively, these words definitely affect our future results based on what we say and think.

There are two words in particular that I believe are the two most dangerous words in the human language. They are, I KNOW. Any time you are either just thinking or saying I KNOW in a conversation; you are actually tuning out the other person. For instance, if you right now are reading this and thinking, I’ve heard this stuff before. I’m not into this rah, rah stuff. You are tuning out and shutting down any possibility of value coming to you. If you’re ever at a conference or listening to somebody speaking, and you’re just thinking, I know, you are tuning out everything in that conversation. You’re also actually disrespecting the person that is speaking. And if you are tuning out the people that are speaking to you, you just might miss that golden nugget that might come your way.

If any of you have teenagers, you know they are masters at this subject. They know everything, until one day later in life, they joke about it with you as adults. These two words, if you even say it to yourself, oh, I know, they will take you down. Because those who know everything, usually know nothing.

Instead of using the, I KNOW, get rid of those two words and try this one on for size. Isn’t that interesting? Now, what does that do? Isn’t that interesting? Whether you agree or disagree with the dialogue that’s going on in the conversation with the person you’re having it with, it opens up the possibility of where that conversation can go. When you say, “Isn’t that interesting,” it gets the other party thinking. What are the possibilities? And then that conversation can go further where one never knows what can come from that conversation.

Here’s something else to think about; Infinite intelligence, the universe of knowledge is only tapped into if two or more people are in harmony in the same conversation directed towards the same outcome. When you get rid of the I know and take on isn’t that interesting, it opens up a dialogue to bring in that third element from the universe, and you just might get one of those, oh my God. Where did that come from moments? It could be one of those answers from that third element of the conversation that could take you and your business to the next level.

I invite you, if you’re one of those that, I’ve heard this before, ditch it. Get rid of it. You never know what’s going to come from a conversation, because that’s what life is anyway, having great relationships and having great conversations. So, get rid of the I know, because that’s the only way you can grow. If you know everything, there’s no possible room for growth. But if you say, “Isn’t that interesting,” it opens up the dialogue for future conversations where you never know what golden nuggets could come your way.

Next week, I’m going to share with you the two most powerful words in the human language. As you adapt and use them and master them correctly, they will change your life.  

COACH MICHAEL DILL is an Award-Winning Certified Business Coach, professional speaker, and trainer. He is the President of Power & Ice Wealth Creation a strategic leadership company that works with business owners, leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs to both develop a systematized and structured organization while accelerating their mindset, efficiencies, and effectiveness to grow both personally and professionally to achieve extraordinary results. He brings more than 40 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in his leadership, team training, and mentoring practice. Businesscoachmichaeldill.com