will get you farther
— Alan Cohen
I like this quote and I want to add one thing to it so that it works much better. So, here’s the new quote: “Making believe you know will get you farther than making believe you don’t know; however, admitting you don’t know is among the most powerful tools for your progress, and far better than making believe.”
One of the things that has the capacity to change the world is admitting you don’t know. “I don’t know how to do that,” is a powerful statement. It says that you are open to learning; to instruction; to be guided.
In our Commercial Truck Success business, it is dealers, or especially their trusted managers who make believe they know what they are doing that gets them into trouble. The ego is a powerful impediment to effective progress sometimes. When we let go of the ego long enough to say that we are not sure and that we don’t know and even that we want some assistance, we find a world previously unknown to us.
This is not to say that pretending to know can’t be helpful. It can. But there is a point where we all know that we are over our heads and the outcome is not going according to plan. That’s as good a place as any to stop and make a different decision.
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