We don't know what we don't know...
How about, what don't we know, that we actually know?
It sounds like a paradox, doesn't it? Yet, it's something we all experience, particularly those of us on the entrepreneurial journey.
Do you remember when you started your business? There was so much you didn't know, so many unknowns.
When we started our venture, we were navigating uncharted waters with only our vision as a compass. Yet, in every decision we made, in every challenge we faced, there was an inherent wisdom guiding us. We may not have realised it at the time, but we were drawing on a deep reservoir of knowledge, skills, and instincts we didn't even know we possessed.
This is not to say that we don't need to continuously learn and grow. On the contrary, our ability to adapt and evolve is what keeps us moving forward.
It's equally important to acknowledge and trust the wisdom we already have within us. Our past experiences, our values, our empathetic understanding of others – these are all sources of knowledge that we often overlook.
In the hustle and bustle of running a business, it's easy to get caught up in the narrative of 'not knowing enough.' We chase after the next big thing, the latest trend, the newest innovation. While staying ahead of the curve is certainly important, it's just as crucial to pause and reflect, to tune into our own intuition and insights.
Our world is a symphony of constant chatter, never-ending tasks, and ceaseless information flow. Amidst this, our own voice, the subtle whisperings of our intuition, and our wisdom can get lost.
However, when we choose to embrace the power of silence, we open up a pathway to deep self-reflection and heightened self-awareness. We give ourselves permission to truly listen – to the quiet guidance of our intuition, to the knowledge we've gathered through our experiences.
It's in these hushed moments of silence that we see things as they genuinely are, uncoloured by distractions or distortions. In these moments, we connect with our authentic selves and make decisions that are rooted in our deepest truths.
So, as we continue our entrepreneurial journey, let's embrace the wisdom within us. Let's trust in our instincts, lean on our experiences, and remember that sometimes, the answers we seek are already within us.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this. Until then, keep inspiring those around you with your silent leadership.
"Music is the space between the notes" - French composer Claude Debussy.
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Behrooz, The Entrepreneur's Doctor
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