If you are confident, get up and speak, if you don’t know the answer Just Shut Up and Listen (JSUpL). These words are not unfamiliar, but are truly unpracticed. Its almost natural for us to react to situations around but most often we forget to whether we are the right person to advice people.
Whatever is your age, experience, qualification – you need to develop the habit of listening to topics that you are not aware of. You need to respect the person who is helping you learn new practices and principles. Most often our ego gets in the way and protects us to learn things from people who are not qualified, inexperienced, under aged but with knowledge.
This is so true, and just like it applies to me, it applies to you as well. Let think of this situation, you are 8+ years experienced in your organization, now a fresher comes in and talks about things that are knowledgeable and intellectually correct – but your ego gets in the way, and your years of experience logically defends the fresher to share his knowledge.
This happens to even people who are educationally qualified as well, they will not promptly JSUpL to a person who is a school dropout, similarly a 40 year old will not JSUpL to a 20 year old.
This is the golden rule for learning. If there is something you are sure about, don’t stop – go ahead and spread your knowledge, be bold enough to prove your things are correct. If there is something you are unsure, learn that from a person who is more knowledgeable than you are. Show some respect to the person in front of you with knowledge.
Most of us assume things to be this way and that way, without having a clear understanding. The three letter word EGO will make us more inferior than we are right now, if we dont eliminate it. Our Ego will make us traitors and often make us loose the good that were to come our way.
SECRET : The main reason to why middle class people remain mediocre is because, they stop learning. Unfortunately learning comes from everything, they might come from a unqualified, inexperienced or under aged person. So we need to be brave enough to JSUpL and learn from it.
Whatever you are, never stop learning – I don’t mean degrees, but practical stuff’s that help you make money. There are only 2 situations out there – one which help you make money and second one that will help you learn something to make money tomorrow.
If you compromise on learning, its like compromising on money. Its not the 500 rupees increment I refer to in JOB. Its about the millions you are going to earn out there in businesses.
The Tata’s, Relaince’s and ABG’s have no problems in listening to an expert, but we have – that may be why they keep getting rich and we get stuck up in Rat Race. JSUpL will do wonders for you, learn to work out this paradigm…