I’m sure you have heard the saying that “a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing”. Well that is my topic for today. People have a tendency to become very invested in the bit of knowledge they have and are unable to see that there are other ways of doing things and other experiences out there.
My personal pet peeve is when I am discussing a success I have had in some area of my life and I get the “You are doing it all wrong”. I had success, how can it be all wrong. Ahh, I didn’t do things the same way as my companion did. I got from point A to B by a different route and apparently my way is full of as yet unidentified pit falls. It can be frustrating trying to get a person to understand that you are different than they are and that what works for them may not work for me. Their path may be shorter and smoother for most but maybe not for me.
The real danger is that I will abandon the route that has been working for me for the shiny route of my friend. If I try and fail on my journey, I at least I have learned something about myself. Then I can try another way. I want to hear about your way. It has value and I may try it next, but it is not the only way to success.
What I am saying is that even if you are an expert, you are not an expert when it comes to me. That’s my job!