The title “What I Know is Killing Me” is inspired by a perception, where “killing” refers to more of a mental stagnation rather than physical death.
Words have power, and when we mindlessly say “I know” or “I don’t know,” we might stop ourselves from learning and growing. It’s crucial to use words intentionally and avoid overusing phrases to retain their meaning.
While knowledge is abundant, action often falls short. If you’re reading this, you’re likely among the minority open to learning. Sadly, many people fear change and avoid being teachable.
Genuine happiness comes from being open to learning, experiencing, trying, and embracing growth. Consider the contrast between optimistic individuals who seek improvement and the larger portion of the population who resist change and attack others to protect their beliefs.
A lack of willingness to understand oneself is prevalent. We tend to focus on teaching others what we’ve learned instead of looking inward and truly knowing ourselves.
Overusing phrases like “I know” or “I don’t know” can harm our credibility and hinder growth. Listening actively and genuinely being open to learning are becoming rare traits in today’s world.
Some individuals listen passively or even with frustration, reflecting a lack of confidence and limited vocabulary. Being quick-tempered doesn’t lead to understanding or growth.
Accepting change can be harder than accepting death for many people. However, embracing new knowledge and adapting is crucial to avoiding regret and stagnation.
Replacing “I know” and “I don’t know” with phrases like “I understand,” “How?” or “That’s interesting” can foster better interactions and validate others’ input.
Maintaining integrity in our words and actions is vital. Overusing phrases can diminish their significance, so use them intentionally and meaningfully.
The book “How I Know it is Killing Me” is set to be released, focusing on this subject.
To learn more, consider joining MJ’s upcoming events, where the intricacies of these concepts will be explored in detail.
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