By Bill Reeb
“Let go of what you think you know” is something my mentor John’s martial arts students say and read every time we enter the school to train; it is a fundamental idea to embrace if you want to expand your ability to learn and grow. This phrase is a reminder to ensure that your existing knowledge and skill do not negatively impact your willingness to gain new knowledge and skill!
It’s funny how we think, sometimes. For example, it is not uncommon that we position ourselves on either end of a spectrum (I know something or I don’t; I have a skill or I don’t). When people think they already know something, it is hard to even get their attention to consider new ideas unless they believe someone else knows more than they do.