In my opinion, ‘I Know’ are the two most dangerous words in the human language. Why do I say this? I say this because when someone is either thinking or worse yet saying ‘I Know’ you would be shutting out any possibility of any learning going forward in that particular conversation. In this scenario, you are also actually disrespecting the person that is speaking which is absolutely not a great way to create raving fans.
For a moment think of the universe as a representation of all the potential knowledge in all the world. All the different industries, statistics, theories, languages, opinions etc. If we took the stance that we know it all and shut out others, just think how much you would miss out on. All the possible additional knowledge you could actually absorb by listening to others. In addition, the relationships and alliances that you could possibly build in this process.
Understand that in this universe of knowledge the percentage of what we actually know represents a very small fraction. The things we don’t know actually also represents a small piece of this puzzle. The danger is in the things we don’t know that we don’t know and worse yet we don’t know that we don’t know them. This is what you call the blind spots. These blind spots could just be the things that are blocking you and your business from getting to the next level.
Knowing what you know now by taking the ‘I know’ stance, you understand that you will not only be missing out on tons of great conversations and knowledge, but, you just might find yourself stuck one day and you wouldn’t even know why.
For more on this topic, watch my video demonstration of what you don’t know that you don’t know: https://youtu.be/_bD1VNcD_As