Dealing with ignorance

12/16/2011

Ignorance can be a liability or a powerful asset, depending on how you react to it.

If you’re anything like me, being exposed to new ideas teaches you, if nothing else, how much you truly don’t know. Winners use this to their advantage and approach new concepts with a childlike curiosity, setting their biases and notions aside in favor of exploration on the way of mastery.

What’s dangerous is learning how much you don’t know and remaining content to dwell in the same place. In business, this can cause your company or product to become irrelevant overnight. The broader applications of this complacency are even more dire.

There are different ideas on how to deal with the information available to us, but I think that an insatiable and purposeful curiosity

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.