0167 – You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

You don’t know what you don’t know.  Sounds like a pretty obvious statement.

Example 1:

I have gotten behind in the podcasts.  The reason is pretty simple, I don’t know what I don’t know!

I have never been faced with the set of circumstances I have faced this spring.

  • Daily podcast
  • Two kids with different sleep patterns
  • Tons of rain keeping me from efficiently getting work done efficiently that I need to get done
  • I have never seen some of these factors before, let alone together.
  • If I would have seen it before, I would have been ready for it.
  • When I see these factors again I will recognize them.

Example 2:

  • Hitting a baseball
  • In a batting cage or from a pitcher
  • Most people stand there and watch the first pitch go by without even having an opportunity to react.
  • Maybe on the second pitch they think about swinging but the timing is still off.

For me, this is the slogan for reality based training.

How can you block a punch if you have never had a punch thrown at you?

How can you defend yourself against a knife or gun if you have never had to defend yourself against a knife or a gun?

How do you recognize danger if you have never been faced with danger?

This is why I constantly continue to train.  I don’t know what I don’t know, but I aim to find out!

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Today’s topic comes from my discussions with my friend and mentor Lou Chiodo of Gunfighter’s Ltd.  It is a phrase he uses often and this is my interpretation and application of the phrase.

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