But that’s the best part.
I used to be the one who assumed that I knew everything. I would meet new people with the default perspective that they knew less than me, and that I was there to help them realize things.
It was such a crippling perspective.
It wasn’t crippling in the sense that I wasn’t able to help people see new perspectives on work and play, but it was crippling because I unconsciously believed that I didn’t have any more to learn.
The problem with most experts is that they tend not to explore and learn new ways of doing things because what they have been doing has worked for them.
The challenge then, is to figure out how to maintain expertise and experience without letting it blind you from learning something even better that may seem contradictory to what you already know.
If life is a journey, not a destination, then the process and story of searching for answers is going to be so much more valuable than the answer itself. And if the story is more valuable than the answers, then having all the answers is practically irrelevant.
It’s about the story.
When I realized that it wasn’t about finding all the answers to give to people, I became a lot more free and open to the world around me, allowing myself to learn things from people that I would have otherwise never learned from.
I don’t have all the answers, but I do have a story. Just like everyone else.