"I know that". I heard these three words a lot of times including from myself. In fact, one of the most dangerous phrases in the English language is "I know that".
The cafe was incredibly busy and there was a long queue. Lucky me, I was there early, so I got a table and waited for my client to arrive. I can smell the delicious muffin I ordered and the aroma of the black coffee from the cup in front of me. I can see the waitress with a tense face as she tries to navigate her way through to serve all the customers.
As my client walked through the door, the first words she uttered was, "Sorry, I'm late again." This is her third time to say, "I'm late again".
As we started the conversation, I noticed she said the phrase "I know that" a few times during our discussion. Being a mad man like me, I pointed it out to her that she kept repeating "I know that" a lot. She didn't accept it kindly and so I asked her a question instead, "What's the difference between wisdom and knowledge?"
She looked at me and pondered on the question. "I don't know", she said after a few minutes of pondering.
I said, "Wisdom is doing and knowledge is knowing."
"I know that", she responded.
Perhaps you come in contact with this kind of people who think they know everything and yet the reality between what they know and what they do are not match. With technology, what it took our ancestors twenty years to learn, only took us to access with just a click of a button. Knowing everything without doing what we know is pointless. You'll end up like these people who walk around with the illusion of knowing and the result does not match what they claim to know.
As someone who wants to grow yourself, become the change-maker and make an impact in the world. Being humble must be in your top priority. Open your mind and never stop learning and get the mindset of "I know that" out of your system. I would lovingly suggest that you take that sentence out your voacubary. When it comes to the practical and the implementation, there's nothing more tragic than pretending you know something that you don't know.
Imagine you open yourself to a new adventure. You are curious about life, you experiment and explore the world with the mindset of learning and growing compared to the decaying mentality of "I know that". Everything in the universe is either green and growing or rotting and decaying. When we say to ourselves "I know that", we choose to go down the road of rotting and decaying.
A gentle reminder, my friend, choose the path of green and growing and let go of the "I know that" mentality.