I know one thing for a fact – Everyone of us have limited capabilities and there will be at least something we don’t know about.
Maybe it is politics, football or computer coding. We can’t keep up with everything and that’s why we choose our things – we like, are great at and want to pursue.
And then we feel like beginner. Do you remember the time when you got interested by a dance class but felt bad to enroll. You thought being a beginner – knowing nothing about it is a disadvantage and other people will make fun out of you.
And that is true. It will happen. People might mock you, laugh and be unhelpful.
So what do you do? Do you stop going to places, trying new things and challenging yourself because it is something we don’t know currently.
Or you take your chances and let people laugh at you while you crush them with your progress.
It shouldn’t feel like a burden. Not knowing is okay. We all don’t know many things. If you feel an innate desire for something then go for it. You will stumble, fail and slowly learn along the way. That’s how things are supposed to be.
It Might Be Small
Something might seem very trivial and it might be. For example, when you go to the bank the first time and find yourself confused. It is okay to ask for the help rather and doing it wrong.
The person might be sarcastic in her help and you might feel why you even came to this place. This is all normal. You should aim for the outcome and not the process. For you it is important to get the bank thing done right. Doesn’t matter if you look like a lost child.
It is your first time. You are learning.
Don’t shy away to ask for help even if it is a small thing. If you always shy yourself then you might never learn about it. And that feeling of beginner will stick with you.
Do you want that? Of course no, right?
Let this idea absorb in your mind – it is okay to not know something. For others it might be small or obvious and for you now. That is how you will find situations in life. Do your research, ask for help and make a fool out of yourself for the short run. Because you will shine in the long run. And that’s what truly matters.
I know it is tough to let small encounters bother you. But the decisions you make would shape the trajectory of your day, year of life. Any single encounter could be pivotal. Your decision matters the most.
As the famous saying goes, it is wise to make fool of yourself in the short run than being a fool for lifetime. Whenever you face the tough choice of either accepting your lacking or brushing it off – always accept your weakness.
You will go a long way with that attitude in life.