CFIC Day 3: You don’t know shit

When I say “you”, I really mean myself. Let me explain. Whenever you place yourself in a state of learning with experienced teachers, there’s a high probability that you will have one, or most likely several, “aha”-moments. I’m sure most people have experienced this millisecond of enlightment where you finally understand something and you literally go “aha”. Now sometimes, when you’re in the presence of greatness, you go “aha, I don’t know shit”. Now it doesn’t mean that you literally don’t know anything about whatever you’re doing. It’s not even something negative. It’s actually an elevated state of “aha”. It means that you’ve realized how much you still have left to learn and explore in a specific area. It’s not a bad thing, even if it sounds harsh. 

Today, was one of those days. Today, was all about basics. Today, I didn’t know shit. But guess what; now I know what to work on. I know more than I did yesterday. I know that I don’t know, so I can learn. Makes sense? If you don’t know that you don’t know, you can’t learn. But if you know that you don’t know, you’ve started your journey towards learning. Stay hungry.