(originally posted November 8th, 2013 on WordPress hosted blog (gasp! Don’t judge, I’ve seen the light!))
While perusing Christine Tsai’s blog for research prior to an event I was attending, I came across this fantastic post of hers that I think we all need to read once in a while and to cut ourselves some slack. We can’t possibly know everything or be the best at everything. Her post is below:
“Itâ€™s impossible to know everything about everything.” [So donâ€™t stress]
In the tech world, so much is going on. How many times have you had a conversation w/ someone that started out with, â€œHey did you hear Company X just raised X?â€ or â€œWhoa, BigOldCo is in talks to acquire NewCo!â€ or â€œNeutron funding is the future of investments.â€ Sometimes your reaction is one of panic that youâ€™re not â€œin the knowâ€, and you feel self-conscious that youâ€™re behind. NOOOOO!!!!
When this happens to me, I remind myself of Charlesâ€™ advice. Remember that there are plenty of things that you know well. For everything you donâ€™t, turn it into an opportunity to learn.
Thank you for sharing Christine!