“It’s often better to know what you don’t know than to know what you know – because that will be the inspiration for your action!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
As the saying goes, ignorance is bliss.
It’s also a powerful motivator if you treat it the right way.
Too much insight is often the source of much complacency : once you are convinced you know exactly what is going on, you become too comfortable, routine oriented, trapped in the regularity of your actions.
Sometimes, it’s better that you live a life of instability and volatility, where you don’t know what lies around the corner, because that will help to ensure that you are on guard, curious, exploring, questioning.
You always need just a little bit of an edge in your persona to help you to continue to discover what’s next. It can be more important to gain and gather new knowledge than to continue to rely on old knowledge.
That’s why, instead of focusing on what you know, you should concentrate on what you don’t know!
It will also spur you to action – because once you voyage into the land of the unknown, you will be pushed to act!
And if you follow me online, you will know that one of my key innovation attitudes is this: indecision is at the root of all failure!