Some of the wrongest people I’ve ever met have been the ones who were most certain they were right.
My experiences with people who were certain of a positive outcome—and sometimes being that person myself—have taught me to view certainty as something of a red flag. Something more rooted in ego than in evidence.
Now what I admire more, and what I aspire to instead, is curiosity. To seek a wide range of opinions before making a decision. To stay honest about my own, and my team’s, strengths and weaknesses. To understand the risks and rewards of different decisions. Once a decision is made, to stay attuned to how and why outcomes unfold. To take this new wisdom into the process of making the next decision.
Because I’d rather be curious than certain ☀️