Advancement and promotion comes to those willing to venture into uncharted territory.
Taking such a step displays a willingness to fail. To look weak. To feel inadequate and ill prepared to face what’s coming.
It’s also a confirmation to the important decision makers that you’re committed to growing and increasing your value to the organization.
At a deeper more social level, venturing to the unknown can look like being open to objective conversations with those who hold an opposing point of view.
When we continually open ourselves to learn, understand and discover the world beyond the knowledge we currently have, we are saying yes to a richer life experience. Tangibly and metaphorically.