Not All Knowledge is Equal
"The blind leading the blind" is an idiom and a metaphor in the form of a parallel phrase.
It is used to describe a situation where a person who knows nothing is getting advice and help from another person who knows almost nothing.
It can be traced back to the Upanishads, which were written between 800 BCE and 200 BCE.
This is not just ancient wisdom it is wisdom of the moment.
If someone can be honest with you and tell you that your Rescue Water Craft operations are harmful and wrong. You need to listen and be quiet until they have finished explaining the reasons why.
And if you shut up and listen to them, you can figure out that you are wrong and you won’t be corrected anymore, you will correct yourself.
LISTEN AND LEARN
When you can start asking questions of your actions and utility, you will be trainable. You will succeed.
A person who tells you directly that you are causing harm and can explain it with precision and evidence, you have been given a tremendous gift. Be quiet and listen. Don’t give any excuses!
When you start to think properly and with a safety mindset, you will start to learn about the things you don’t know about. You can exit stupidity and you can become distinctive in thriving functionality! Who wouldn’t want that?
Those who do not care about you want you to fail. Why would you allow them to abuse your potential?
Those who tell you what you need to hear care greatly about you. They are standing up for you.
Listen to them.
KEEP ASKING QUESTIONS
Those who tell you that you are doing well when you are failing, their motive is to cause you from succeeding.
Redeem yourself from their audience, get away from them, you deserve better.
If something doesn’t seem right, question it, don’t stop questioning until you discover the end of the answer, the root and the genesis.
Mistakes are a given, ignorance is a given, there are things that you can do that will allow you to succeed on a level of competence you will be stunned to discover!
Detail the expertise you seek.
You can start with something as simple as one item you use: Inspect your engine cut off switch.
Have you done that yet? Do you know what you are looking for? Do you have an annual inspection requirement and inspection lists you manage? Is this a positive habit of yours or do you neglect it?
If you neglect the simple safety measures, you will not be able to see the accident ahead of you.
If you answered no to all of these or one of these its time to start planning for your future success!
It begins with listening.
Posted: June 12, 2019
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