You’re not the expert yet, you still have some learning to do. You can share your knowledge and lead the way, but don’t let it go to your head. Humility will serve you well today, so don’t forget to give credit where credit is due. And don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know, but I can find out”. Your honesty will be refreshing and admired.
You’re never too old or too lofty to learn. No one knows it all. In fact those who are the “experts” know there is much more they don’t know and have yet to discover.
The more you know, the more you realize you don’t know and the more questions you have. So there’s no reason to be arrogant or lofty or to look down on others who are new to their path of understanding and knowledge. You’re also not the only one who knows things. So be open to learning from others. Even from those who are just beginning their search for knowledge and understanding.
Being humble allows you to share what you know, without feeling a need to “prove” what you know. It means not feeling as though you need to impress others, because you already know who you are and what you know.
One of my most favorite sayings is “a teacher doesn’t teach, until the student is ready to ask the question”. Wait until your asked and then share your knowledge. But if you’re asked and you don’t know the answer, don’t try to bluff your way through it. Be honest, share what you do know about the topic, but admit what you don’t know. And make sure you add where you would go to find the answer and learn more about the subject.
Sometimes showing that you’re resourceful and able to enhance what you already know goes much farther to impressing and influencing people. It can also show a belief in yourself, a confidence that allows you to be an asset, not simply a body that fills a seat.
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