By : Mr Mih
“I KNOW EVERYTHING!!!”
I mean to cause no trouble…
But the statement above is why Africa as a continent is behind.
We might remain behind for a very long time too.
You know it’s true.
We never say we know everything in words.
Because we play “fake” humility.
But we say it out loud with our actions.
And as they say ;
“Action speaks louder than words”
Instead of actually burying our head in work.
Instead of feeding our curiosity with knowledge ;
We assume we know… We “assume” we know everything.
The foreign community? You know why they are ahead?
They’re always looking to know more.
They invest in themselves.
They don’t rely on academic knowledge alone.
They create community projects to orientate their youth.
They attend classes. They take courses.
They feed their curiosity with knowledge.
They never “assume” they know.
I was blown away when ;
I watched Oprah Winfrey, one of the wealthiest women on the planet proclaim in an interview ; “I’m still learning“.
A mentor of mine (Grant Cardone) , who is close to being a billionaire in US dollars would often say ; “I’m still trying to figure things out”.
Elon Musk said something in similar fashion ; “We are still learning and looking to improve”.
The mindset in Africa is completely opposite.
Do I sound offensive?
You know very well that I’m spitting facts.
We believe everything is a scam. We believe we “know it already”…
So no need to go to that conference
No need to attend that training.
No need to read that book or watch that video.
It’s super pathetic!
In my universe, I never assume I know anything.
I read one book twice before I even feel like I just touched it.
I once paid for a training twice (Different times) just to be sure I understand.
I’m looking forward to pay a third time anytime soon.
There’s one particular video I used to watch at least twice or thrice a month just to be sure I understand.
I intend to watch it again soon.
Why I’m I doing that?
I’m trying to tap into the power of repetition.
I don’t just want knowledge.
I want certainty.
And I want to be crystal clear about my ideas.
Just as much as a brain surgeon knows about the brain…
I want to KNOW about my craft.
You should aim for that too.
It’s not just about having an idea about something.
It’s about being certain about what you know.
And knowing the nitty-gritty details about it.
Dear Africans, we can do better as a community.
We need to quit assuming.
And get some real knowledge.
We need to TRULY advance instead of playing “smart”.
Wake up Africa!