Earlier this year I was having a philosophical conversation with another co-worker and he said "forget what you don't know." That quote never really struck me until recently. I notice at times I don't move forward with something or become fearful or paralyzed because I think about what I don't know. This is especially true with work. I will tell my kids to "go for it" and will watch them try something new surrounded by things that they don't know and then watch the joy when they learn or do something new. At work I get caught up in "but I don't know…" or "he knows more about…" or "she has a background in…" and it completely paralyzes me. What if I just moved forward with the attitude of "what will I learn?" instead of thinking about the negatives around what I don't know, what I can't and closing myself up in my little box? And behind that is the driving force of fear around "what if I fail?" Well, the likelihood of me making mistakes along the way is pretty high, but total failure, I think I'll be OK with God at my side. So, for today, I've going to live in the mode of forgetting what I don't know!
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