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Be an Empty Cup.

// May 16th, 2013 // Comments Off on Be an Empty Cup. // Corporate, Work

I think that in general, people in our industry have a strong sense of their own intrinsic brilliance. We’re defined, it seems, by our ability to solve complex problems. It’s all too easy for those of us that continue in our careers to feel a sense of intellectual entitlement; the view that we are masters of our domain. That feeling of mastery can often provide a great deal of satisfaction. However, it can also be a huge limitation if not a downright liability.

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I had an opportunity to be reminded of that today. It’s painful, sure, but consider the alternative. Imagine the sorts of opportunities that are missed when you think you know more than others. No matter how gifted, no single person knows everything. Realizing that you don’t know everything is half the battle. Be inquisitive. Destroy your ego.  In the process you end up preparing a space to receive, learn, and grow.

A big thanks goes out to those that illustrate this lesson for us.  Knowing ones shortcomings is invaluable.

Know thyself.

Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson is a Southern California based IT professional specializing in IT Infrastructure, InfoSec, and fighting entropy.

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Hello world!

// September 19th, 2012 // Comments Off on Hello world! // Corporate

I’m going to take the opportunity and use this first post to thank the brilliant Engineers, Architects, and Admins that I am lucky to be working with.  They have been an inspiration and motivation for further pursuing knowledge.

 

Thanks guys.

Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson is a Southern California based IT professional specializing in IT Infrastructure, InfoSec, and fighting entropy.

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