I don’t know

Here’s a tip for dealing with the frustration that often comes with prolonged stretches of driving change:

Allow yourself to say, “I don’t know.”

When you’re driving change, you’ll often be asked very hard questions about what will happen in a specific area because of your change.  It’s okay to say, “I don’t know that right now, but I’ll figure that out and get back to you.”

When you’re driving change, as you’re tossing around the ideas in your head wondering which is best to tackle first, it’s okay to let yourself off the hook for the day with an “I don’t know right now, but I’ll choose tomorrow.”

When you’re driving change, and you want the world/organization/work group to change faster, you may ask yourself, “When will this ever get better?” It’s okay to say “I don’t know, but I’ll keep trying.”

Say, “I don’t know,” and keep driving change.

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