[TMC] Lesson 3: Know What You Don't

 

In the third lesson of The Minimalism Challenge we explore a common, and often irrational, human habit — covering up lack of knowledge. 

Lesson Overview

How many times have you found yourself in the midst of people who wax eloquently about what’s right, what’s wrong, and how things should and should not be, when it was obvious that their views were one-sided, misinformed, if not outright lies? 

Now, how many times have you been that person? 

You have almost certainly been in a situation where it was difficult to stay silent even when you didn’t have anything truly useful to add … where you answered a question you weren’t qualified to answer. 

In the long-run dishonesty and deception (even if "innocent") complicates your life because it involves keeping up a facade. 

Practicing the art of silence or simply saying ‘I don’t know’ is often the better solution but can be hard to do. So, how can you overcome the variety of fears that trigger your ego to step in and overcompensate with disingenuous behavior? 

Take The Minimalism Challenge to find out how. 

Aja Nicole Edmond