This morning, I met up with my mentor for her guidance on a new programme I am creating. She is an extremely experienced business woman whilst also being very spiritual. During the course of the conversation, I suddenly realised how little I know in certain areas and this realisation was unsettling.
It can be an uncomfortable feeling, (a dig at your ego), to notice the gaps in your knowledge or understanding, and many years ago my natural reaction would have been to protect myself by withdrawing.
A withdrawal may avoid some pain but ultimately we miss out on the opportunity to learn and develop. The irony is that my mentor goes through the same process when she consults her mentor.
Every day, we are all discovering gaps in our knowledge, so we may as well find the people who can help us fill them.
Here’s the deal though – Once the gap has been filled a new one will appear!