Don’t Sound “Smart;” Trust Your Ignorance

Admitting being ignorant opens up a new world of possibilities

Resist the urge to “sound smart.”

To “sound smart” or to use the right words, even when you don’t know the context, is easy.

No one gets in trouble for “sounding smart.”

That is what makes the allure hard to ignore. It is much easier for us to use the “right” words, even when we don’t know what we are talking about, than admit we are ignorant.

 

It’s ok to admit your ignorance. 

The moment you do, you signal that you trust the person across from you.

Then, magic can happen.