Transparency. Everyone talks about it – and it seems like a good idea, but it’s tougher than you think. It’s just kind of embarrassing to expose the fact that you don’t know the answer.
I found this great quote in a book yesterday:
Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, – for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it – not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.
OK – he starts using some big words at the end, but the idea is great.
Admit you don’t know.
You don’t learn by simply regurgitating lines. You have to restate things in your own words to fit into your internal dialog. I hope I can shed some light on that internal dialog as I let you know what I’m working on, and what questions come up.
If you know an answer, or simply have a clue for me to follow – speak up!