You walk into a room to meet with people who you feel and believe are smarter than you.
You feel completely naked and almost foolish that your even there asking questions that seem to be so trivial.
You think, “Why can’t I know these answers? It just cannot be that hard!”.
You feel embarrassed, almost ashamed that you are taking up someones precious time.
Let me share a story of two young men that graduated from the same high school. They both went to the same university, married and established their careers.
The 1st man commuted from his home 25 miles to the university. He received financial aid and paid for school, graduated and became a school teacher 5 years later. Subsequently, He worked for 30 years and retired at the age of 50.
The 2nd man had thousands of dollars worth of scholarships he had earned in high school.
He failed to go directly to college because he was informed that he did not have enough money to pay for his first year at the same university.
Unfortunately, because he was to afraid to ask a question on how paying for college worked, he walked away losing out on his scholarship money. (He was young and his pride got in his way. )
For 10 years, he worked in construction, law enforcement, dabbled in politics and was a store manager all the while trying to get a college degree part-time. Unfortunately, it was hit and miss in different jobs because he could never find something that he really loved doing.
Finally, a friend and mentor approached him to go back to college full time.
Two years later, he graduated with a Bachelors Degree and subsequently completed a Masters shortly thereafter.
What Made the Difference?
The difference between the two men was that the 1st man had someone who shared the knowledge on how to navigate the entire process of getting admitted into college and paying for it. They coached him on how college financing worked and what the total cost would be if they lived at home, commuted and stretched their financial assistance dollars.
The 2nd man had not taken any of those steps. He was enthusiastic but fail to plan. He was too proud to ask questions and get a coach or mentor. Unfortunately, his plan to succeed ended up with a delayed plan due to his lack of knowledge and courage to know what and how to ask the right questions with confidence.
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