Be a lifelong learner....


recently interviewed some candidates for an executive position: one stated he ‘knows what he doesn’t know’. It was an honest assessment that reflected an awareness of things that needed to be learned, and a humble admission meant to show openness and flexibility.  More often than not, people don’t know what they don’t know and that truly can be a weakness – that’s why this admission was so refreshing. In today’s complex world, there’s so much to know and none of us can know it all: that’s why self-awareness, a commitment to doing more, a hunger for finding information, and a passion for continual learning are so important to being well-rounded and successful. There’s no shame in not knowing something, but how you deal with the opportunity that presents can certainly be telling. Change is everywhere and competition is fierce: make sure you’re prepared by humbly and honestly admitting and accepting your strengths and weaknesses. Then commit to learning more about what you don’t yet know today.

Richard Warren (b. 1954): American evangelical Christian pastor and author