“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing” – Socrates
I only like history courses when we talk about great businessmen of the past; but I will make an exception for Socrates on this quote! I talk a lot on here about learning, and how you should always open your mind to new things. There is something about the innocence of a child, so eager to learn. Mixing green and red paint one day, and being so impatient for another art time, so they can mix two new paints.
As we get older, a lot of us lose that innocence. We feel like we’ve been around the block. We’ve done our “due diligence.” Its a sense of entitlement. But the difference between someone who ceases to learn and makes $70k a year for their entire life, and someone who exponentially scales their income year-over-year is they cease to stop learning.
Things change. With the current scope of the world, you have to stay up-to-date and be learning about these changes to stay relevant. A lot of older business owners realize the need for a social presence, hence the power of the digital movement. They knew what they were good at, and what they weren’t, and they acted accordingly.
For today’s daily motivation, remembers what its like to know nothing. Your experience is momentarily a blank canvas. What do you want to paint with?