October 04, 2016
You don’t know it all. You can’t do it all.
I keep passing this saying, written on a post-it note on the desk of a very esteemed colleague (who most of us would probably say is one of the best equipped to know more and do more) and it brings me back to the truth of why we do this work.
Within human beings there lies a desire to be the winner. We all want to be the one that jumps the fire and saves the princess. We all want to be seen as exceptional.
But when we are looking to solve complex social problems, being exceptional doesn’t help. Even being the best won’t get you where you want to go.