Be Ok To Look Ignorant
March 15, 2022
If you wish to improve, you must be willing to look clueless or stupid about something. In the quest for greater understanding, you should be ready to ask questions, even if you risk looking dumb in the process. If you don’t ask the (potentially) dumb questions, you can’t learn. If you are afraid of what other people will think, you will never learn what you don’t know.
If you don’t know, admit you don’t know. Don’t try to create an impression of knowing-it adds no value to you or the ones observing you.
Being ready to look ignorant is the first step towards progress. When you are unafraid and unembarrassed to look stupid, you will move forward from where you are to where you want to go.