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Having no idea what you're doing  

There's a difference between having no idea what you're doing, and not being able to figure it out and do it.

Back in my consulting days, I never once went on a consulting engagement where I really knew what I was doing. But within a week or two of starting, I knew enough to do it better than some of the client's employees. Within a month, the job was well understood and quite boring (at which point my performance dropped back down, but not because I didn't know what I was doing).

Those who fail to get this are really reflecting poorly on their own understanding of how the world works, not on Ben Pieratt's.

If you know exactly what you're doing, why aren't you getting someone else to do it so that you can learn new things?

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