Ever had somebody try giving you advice, such as recommending a small behavioral change, which you refused to listen to because you knew better? Of course you did. I am also sure that you probably came to regret not listening to that person.
We live in a world today where we are so used to having our decisions dissected and criticized by others, that once somebody actually comes along that has something useful to tell us, we shut them off. We also do this in some situations because we feel superior to the next person in some way, and feel like taking their advice is beneath us, even if it NEVER is. Advice is ALWAYS useful, because it is in the least an indicator of what the world thinks we should work on.
I have a very simple quote that sums up my point – ‘The person in the room who thinks he knows more than everybody else, in every field of discussion, is usually the stupidest and most narrow minded. This is because everybody in your life has something to teach you, be it a farmer, your son, your grand mom, or your worst rival’
None of us are perfect, so why is it that we think that we know best in some situations? It doesn’t even matter if you are Barack Obama, the most influential man on the planet today, who himself constantly needs to be advised. He hires an entire team of professionals to do that, and constantly seeks council from the smartest and most qualified people in the world, which in itself proves my point.
When Darik Alexander came to visit my business team in Miami, I had spent the previous 2 weeks training people that were new to the business (i.e. spent all my time with newbies), and developed an ego, thinking that I knew better than everybody else about it. I underestimated him, and initially allowed my ego to block anything he had to teach me. But, he straight up told me, ‘Suraj, stop acting like you know everything, you still have a long way to go’. If i had allowed my ego to get in the way, I would never have admitted that I was at fault, and wouldn’t be where I am today, writing this blog.
Once Darik’s words sank in, I started to pay more attention to him, and came to realize that he was in a whole different league from me. I had dozens of books, countless hours of work to put in, and hundreds more hours of self development, etc. before I could even talk to him at a level of equal intelligence and wisdom. I am still not at that point, and am not ashamed to admit it now, because I know that accepting the fact will allow me to get there someday. I also realized that I had spent my whole life doing the same with my father, blocking out most of the valuable lessons he had to teach me.
So basically guys, stop thinking that you know everything in certain situations, and that you know best. If you are reading this right now, and think that you don’t do this, then that is your ego getting in the way right there. EVERYBODY does this, someway or another, including Darik. It is a part of human nature, but it must consistently be fought to truly help us get closer to true perfection. Who is to say we won’t get there someday?
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