Long ago I reconciled with myself the fact that I don’t know everything. When we’re younger a lot of us believe we do, but at some point reality comes crashing in and the light of truth shines right in your face.
Conversely, there is a lot I do know and what I know, I know well. And that’s ok. I know you know a lot and you know some things that I don’t know. And that’s ok too. Then there are times when nobody knows anything and we’re all looking around at each other trying to figure things out. And ya know what? That’s ok too, because we all know stuff, we’ve all had different experiences that created that knowledge, and that means we can all help one another at some point.
We can all be patient with one another as we learn, exchange ideas, think things through and work together on a common goal or purpose. They say knowledge is power and while that may be true, I think the sharing of whatever knowledge we have or can gain is the real power.
That’s why I talk about teamwork so much. That’s why I talk about collaboration and ideas coming from everywhere and anyone. The free flow of ideas, the exchange of varying opinions, the sharing of experiences all create a stronger bond and greater success. Finally, I also know that knowing doesn’t mean being right. We may know something and learn what we know wasn’t correct or that our idea isn’t the best one at a given moment. That does not mean the input was unimportant. Even in those instances, there is knowledge to be gained and cultivated.