“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. – Charles Darwin”
My dear Mgbeke, to pursue your goals, you need two things: ignorance and confidence, or so says Charles Darwin. it goes without saying that this oft-repeated quotation is laced with more knowledge than can be seen.
What you don’t know just might help you. By being unaware of presently accepted, communal beliefs you can be a step ahead, and change the current situations and that of others by succeeding beyond all reasonable doubt.
How can that be? Why would we bother spending 15+ years gaining an education if ignorance is the ticket to success? It’s because at a certain point, what we know–or what we think we know–begins working against us.
Every opportunity no matter how mouthwatering it may seem to be has risks, and already existing processes on how it should be done or handled. Obsessing over the possible negative outcomes from that uncertainty feeds your fear. By creating a laundry list of your shortcomings and disadvantages, you may feel like you are doing due diligence. But you’re not. All you are are doing is making the enemy within strong. Disarm him by becoming ignorant to that pessimistic voice of unreason. Recognize those nagging doubts for what they are: invitations to give up before you’ve put forth your best effort.
Being ignorant of popular dogmas is a good state of mind to be in. It allows you to form your own opinions based on firsthand experience. It gives you the freedom to think and to innovate. Most often than not, the right kind of ignorance can help you cultivate the mindset to succeed.
Which point mentioned above resonates with you the most today, and why?
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