it’s the illusion of knowledge.
Said another way by the ever eloquent Mark Twain:
“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”
We don’t know. Some of us know we don’t know. William Goldman in his book about screenwriting and Hollywood said something to the effect that nobody knows. And he was talking about mega producers that were throwing big movie budgets into something that in the end was just a throw of a dart.
If the smart guys that are spending hundreds of millions of dollars don’t know – your job just got a lot easier. It’s not brains that gets it done, it’s the persistent attitude in a forward direction that accomplishes things.
Be persistent, sure in your course, adaptable, and realize even they don’t have the crystal ball… nobody does, so stop looking for it.
The best crystal ball is in your head using your actions as the guiding force.
Now go fire it up.